July 27, 1938 - August 6, 2021
UTICA - Mr. Robert N. "Zeke" Mariano, age 83, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born in Utica on July 27, 1938, Robert was the son of the late Thomas J. and Katherine A. (Pendolf) Mariano. Raised and educated locally, he attended T.R. Proctor High School. On October 14, 1961, Robert married the former Elaine Dardano with whom he shared 45 years in a loving union, prior to her passing on September 3, 2007. Bob was the owner and operator of E.T. Motors located in Utica. He concurrently held a position at Par Tech, the position from which he retired. At work or at home, he was hardworking, and respectful. He was a generous, sincere, and caring family man who provided for his loved ones. He enjoyed visiting the Casino, gathering with his coffee club friends, and taking trips to Las Vegas. Robert was of the Catholic faith and a parishioner of St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church. Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and James Cushman; sons and daughters-in-laws, Robert J. and Denise Mariano, and Richard A. and Joy Mariano; his grandchildren, Brittany Cushman and fiancé Brent Fairchild, Justin Cushman; Crystal and Maxime St. Leger, Antonio Garcia; Samantha and Brendan Shultz; and great-grandchildren, Tatiana, Max Jr., Jeremiah, and Damien. He also leaves his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; in-laws, Frances Mariano, and Kenneth and Tina Dardano; and a host of many friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas J. Mariano Jr., Benjamin Mariano, and Nicholas J. Mariano; and nephews, Kenneth J. Mariano, and Joseph P. Dardano. The family will honor and commemorate Robert’s life in a private gathering. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Robert’s funeral service and Celebration of Life which will commence on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of Mass. Interment will follow graveside at St. Agnes Cemetery.
UTICA - Mr. Robert N. "Zeke" Mariano, age 83, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. Born in Utica on July 27, 1938, Robert was the son of the late Thomas J. and Katherine A. (Pendolf) Mariano. Raised and educated locally, he attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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