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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Paul Marsala
April 13, 1923 - January 10, 2022


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Donation - Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter - 399 Market Street, Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 - 215-561-2919 - Map

Paul Marsala a long time resident of Kerper Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Monday, January 10, 2022 at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health. He was 98 years old. Paul was born April 13, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Giacomo Marsala and the late Sebastiana Marsala. He is the beloved husband of the late Patricia E. (nee Schneider) Marsala; father of Jim Marsala and his wife Pat and Patti Nwankwo; grandfather of Sean, Shannon, Paula and Bill Marsala, Lisa, Joe, and Nick Nwankwo; great grandfather of Carter Marsala.

Paul was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. He was a graduate of Edward W. Bok Technical High School. He joined the United States Navy in March of 1943 and served honorably during World War II in Pennsecola, Florida and on the USS Belleau Wood. After boot camp, he went to Parachute Riggers School where he was surprised to learn he would need to make a jump with his fellow riggers. An avid baseball player, he played minor league ball and also played for the Navy in exhibition games during the war. He was discharged in April of 1946 and went to work as a tailor for the Yellow Cab Company and played ball on their union team. Paul worked for many years as a buyer for United Metal Traders retiring at the age of 95.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. This site will be updated once scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.alz.org/delval.

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