Paul Marsicano

November 6, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Paul Joseph Marsicano, known for his bright personality and gentle spirit, passed away on Saturday, surrounded by family members at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. The youngest of nine children, Paul was born to Nicholas (Nicasio) and Antonia Marsicano, on April 30th, 1927 in Hazleton, and graduated from Hazleton High School in 1945. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.

      Paul was a jack of all trades, able to fix anything from a broken clock to splintered China dishes to leaky pipes. As a plumber, he worked for Landro & Co., Yannuzzi Plumbing and Heating, and Fort Indiantown Gap. Later, he became a custodian at West Hazleton High School, where he was beloved by teachers and students alike. In Allentown, he worked at the Lehigh Valley Hospital as a greeter and cart driver. He volunteered there even past his 90th birthday, always good for a story and a smile.

      Paul is survived by his wife of 74 years, Doris Palermo, and his three children: Michael Marsicano, Beverly Weber, and Alice Doran. He was known as Pops, who always had candy stashed in his pockets, to his seven grandchildren and also to his great-grandchildren as Pop-pop, who always played on the floor with them.

      Paul is pre-deceased by his parents, his loving siblings, and his grandchild, Andrew Doran, who passed away in 2015 and most certainly was waiting for grandfather with a beer, and hopefully Frank Sinatra, in the heavenly afterlife.

      His funeral will be held on Friday, November 12th, at 1 P.M. at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 P.M in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton. Entombment will be held privately at Calvary Cemetery, Drums, at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M.

      In lieu flowers, gifts may be made to the Lehigh Valley Health Network in the name of Paul Marsicano to honor all of the wonderful hospice nurses who took such tremendous care of him, Office of Philanthropy Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2100 Mack Blvd., PO Box 1883, Allentown, PA 18105.

    • Guestbook
      Vince Fayock
      Alice, Mike, and families, my sincere condolence and prayers for the loss of your dad Vince
      Terri Miorelli
      To Paul’s family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss.  I was an LVHN employee who had the pleasure of being the recipient of many smiles and chats with Paul. No matter what kind of day I was having, he always had a way of just making you smile and feel good. His goodness probably touched more than you will ever know from his time on that cart. (Especially in an atmosphere where many need that smile and good cheer.) Peace and prayers for you all.
      Mike and family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Paul was one of the nicest guys I had the pleasure of knowing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
      Loretta Farley
      To Paul's family, I am a retired RN from LVHN. I had fairly frequent encounters with Paul on the cart in the hospital's halls. My husband knew Paul in the same capacity. We both enjoyed his sense of humor and encouraging words. May you find comfort in Our Heavenly Father's Word, church and hymns.
      Krista Casey
      To Paul's family:  My sincere condolences on the loss of Paul.  His joy for life and constant happy attitude was always welcome at LVHN.  I loved running into Paul every time I could.  He had the ability to make me focus on good.

      You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
      Gerry and Mariann Senape
      What a great person, he was always there when we needed him and a good friend.  Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your father.  He told many great stories about working in Hazleton.  We pray for God's grace to comfort you.
      Gerry and Mariann  
      The Narrow Family
      Our sincere condolences to Michael and family on the loss of his father. A donation has been made in his memory.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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