Obituary of John P. Marek
John P. Marek, age 88 of Clifton Park passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2022. Born on February 23, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Armelle Marek.
John was born in New York City, in the neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen. He enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean War, and served on the Terrell County LST-1157. He always carried a photo of his ship in his wallet, as he was proud to have served his country. He spent his career as a baker in Queens, NY for nearly 40 years, last working at the Cake Box Bakery where he met his wife Pamela. John was notorious for stashing danish, donuts, cookies, and pies throughout the house. People that knew him always described him as a sweet man, referring to his character, not his love for pastry. John was a loving husband and father, and his son’s are grateful that he passed to them his love for family and country; they will continue to play Frank Sinatra in John’s memory.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pamela, sons Daniel (Rachael) Marek, and Alexander Marek, granddaughter Francesca Marek, sister Vickie and nephew Douglas.
He was a brother in the truest sense of the word to his in-laws Cheryl Mansfield, Brian Campo, and David (Jane) Campo. He will be missed by his friends and family.
A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, December 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park. Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga by going to www.communityhospice.org.
In Loving Memory
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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