Harry Marchese Jr., of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Roseview Center.
Born Sep. 24, 1934, in Williamsport, he was a son to the late Harry and Mary (Orso) Marchese.
Harry worked for the Bureau of Fire from 1963 until retiring in 1989, giving 26 dedicated years of protecting the citizens of Williamsport. He served on the Williamsport City Council and served as Director of EMA for the city, he also spent eight years working for the Civil Defense. Harry was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He enjoyed fishing, collecting trains, photography, playing hearts with his brother, Mike, and watching old western movies. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Harry was known as the highway to heaven for doing good deeds. He traveled to the Holy Family Convent in Danville for 19 years to give to those in need. Harry also worked at Little League as a security guard for 17 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Louise Lewandowski - they celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary this past year; his son, Harry (Tracy) Marchese of Pittsburgh; his daughter, Heather Lewandowski (fiance, Ken Emery) of Williamsport; a twin brother, Michael (Christine) Marchese and brother, Benjamin (Helen) Marchese, both of Williamsport; a sister, Connie M. Thomke of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Heather Lynn, Kiersten, Skylar, Trinity and Riley; four great-grandchildren, Debbie, Brayden, Zackary and Cayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harry was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Marchese; six brothers, Anthony, James, John, Joseph, Myron and Robert; and three sisters, Josephine Hall, Mary T. Folweiler and Ann Louise Martino.
A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harry's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to simply say a kind word or do a good deed for someone who needs it.