Mark Paul Marconi, born on March 30, 1943, in Oakland, California to Carmel and Haig Marconi, Mark was an only child.
Mark is survived by his wife of 32 years, Elaine Marconi. They were married in Oakland on January 21, 1984. He is also survived by his stepson, Aaron Berlau, who currently resides in Modesto, Calif.
Mark graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland and later attended college locally. He owned and operated a car lot in Alameda for many years, and more recently was the used car manager and buyer for Tracy Honda where he established a strong reputation as an earnest and adept buyer. He had the highest respect for Tracy Honda owner, Taz Harvey, for whom he worked for nearly two decades.
Mark has always been considered a “good man” and as a result, has amassed many loyal friends across this country, both from his endeavors buying cars, as well as from his passion, golfing. Among his hobbies, Mark was very involved in Gin Rummy tournaments held at King’s X Bar in Oakland. Anyone who knew Mark, knew he loved Elaine’s Greek family, and they, in turn, loved him as much as he loved them. His pride and joy were Elaine and Mark’s nieces and nephews, for whom he annually assumed the role of Santa Claus from their early years through their teenage years. He had unbridled love and joy in his heart for Antonia, Stephanie, Strati, Rebecca, Alex, Anthony, Lester, and Beatrice. Holidays would find the Marconi home open for all the relatives in Elaine’s large Greek family. A special love for the Cretan Club in Modesto could be seen in his eyes. Mark Marconi will be missed by everyone whose lives were touched by him.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Marconi family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. with a rosary immediately following at 7:00 p.m. A mass will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, 3661 E. French Camp Road, French Camp. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, December 3, 2016