VOORHEESVILLE – Anthony Marotta, 82, of Voorheesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Anthony was born in Scotia, the son of the late Giuseppe and Rosa Fasulo Marotta. He lived in the Capital District all his life. He was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, and attended Ithaca College before serving in the U.S. Navy for three years. He then graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1958. He loved sports and played basketball, football and baseball in high school, and basketball at St. Lawrence. He was employed for thirty years by Eastern Railroad Builders, Inc., and then by the New York State Dept. of Transportation Railroad Division until retirement. Anthony was a member of the Falcons Club of Philip Schuyler High School graduates, and enjoyed assisting at Guilderland Little League, and visiting the gym. Anthony’s main focus in life however, was his family, which brought him the greatest joy.
Anthony is survived by his beloved wife Jean M. Antonucci Marotta; his children Michael Marotta of Atlanta, GA, Lynn Marotta Berndt (Elvin) of Bethlehem, PA, and Steven Marotta (Michelle Bowen Marotta) of Slingerlands; his brother George Marotta (Jean) of Palo Alto, CA; his grandchildren Zachary Marotta, Ally Berndt, Sydney Marotta, Skylar Marotta, and Lucas Maltzman; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers James, Carmine, and Diamond Joseph Marotta.
A celebration of Anthony’s life will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday afternoon, December 17th, at 5:00 pm. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home prior to the service from 3-5 pm. Interment will be held privately at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to Rails to Trails (http://www.railstotrails.org/support-us/memorial-contribution/). To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.