August 9, 1940 - July 25, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:00 AM First Presbyterian Church of Urbana
Wendell L. Marratta, 74, of Urbana, passed away, Saturday, July 25, 2015 in his home. He was born August 9, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Ruth N. (Tingley) and B. Wayne Marratta.
Wendell was a 1958 graduate of Springfield Public High School, 1962 graduate of Ohio University and received his Master’s and Ed.S degrees from Wright State University. Wendell began his teaching career in Connecticut in 1962. After teaching six years there he returned to Springfield where he worked from 1968-1970 for McCleary-Jones Insurance. He taught O.W.E. at Urbana High School from 1970-1998 and then retired from Urbana University as the Assistant Director of Adult Education in 2006.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Urbana, the Champaign County Senior Citizens’ Choir “Guys and Dolls” and a longtime member of the “McDonald’s Coffee Klatch.” He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, sports, cross stitching, painting, and especially, music & singing.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Terri A. (Walls) Marratta, his daughter, Ashley J. (Faraon) Lopez, his sons, Eric D. Marratta, Joel A. Marratta and Matthew R. (Julie) Marratta, his grandchildren, Bryce N., Erin M., Paige A., Colin A. and Logan M. Marratta; his brother, Gerald L. (Michele) Marratta, his niece, Lori L. (Marratta) Doepel (James), his nephew, Stephen A. Marratta (Tabitha) and his first wife, Ann McCleary Shuttleworth, the mother of Eric and Joel.
Memorial services to celebrate Wendell’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the First Presbyterian Church in Urbana, with Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church 116 W. Court St., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Champaign County Senior Citizens’ Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, Ohio 43078. Arrangements are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana and Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
So sorry for your loss.Although we were unable to be there with you, our thoughts and prayers were there.We love you all. Mariann & Ed
My sympathy to all of you. I especially thank Wendall for being a part of *The Guys and Dolls” group at the Center. I know he enjoyed it.
So sort to hear of Wendell’s passing. Peace and prayers to your family.