Thomas “Tom” A. Marinock, age 58, of Erie, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born in Manville, NJ on August 27, 1962, son of the late Andrew and Carol Marinock.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 19 years, Katherine Marinock; his pets, Walma, Lily and Lou. He is further survived by his sister, Carol (Tony) Sidari of Hazel Township PA; two brothers, Andrew (Wanda) Marinock of McAdoo, PA and Chris Marinock of Harleigh PA; his aunt, Sue Brewer of Erie; sister-in-law, Carol Rexford of Erie; three nieces, Rachel Rexford, Andrea (Kevin) Kost, and Dr. Jenna Marinock; two nephews, Anthony Sidari and Andy Marinock; great-nephew, Lupo; and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tom graduated from Hazleton Area High School and moved from Hazelton, PA to Erie in 2001. He retired from Ecolab Pest as Senior Service Specialist. Tom received many district and regional awards. He won the coveted “Cow” (leather jacket) at the training academy as the top student. He was the first to do this in his district.
Tom was a very eclectic person. He was a collector of many things from jewelry, coins, art, antiques and anything unusual. Tom enjoyed auctions, garage sales, treasure hunts and buying and selling his rare finds. He loved to travel. He visited 33 of the 50 US States and Canada before his retirement. Everywhere he went, he loved to visit local sites, casinos and try local food and treats.
Tom was the all-around guy. He could cook, bake, pick berries, forage for mushrooms, grow orchids and vegetables, hunt, fish, bowl and organize great events. He was a family man and loved his family and friends. Tom was a deacon at the Word of Life Christian Center. He loved candy, especially gummy candy and always gave candy to others. He was a pizza connoisseur. He was a great pet dad to fish, frogs, a turtle, a cat, dogs and a pot belly pig. He mentored many people and would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it.
We were blessed to have a fantastic medical team over the last four years and would like to thank them and their staff. Our heartfelt thanks goes to, Dr. David Hutzel, Dr. Jan Rothman (Sara and Nicole), Dr. Alexander Kosenko (Michelle), Dr. Matthew Klinge, Dr. Quentin Orlando and Dr. Joesph Rowane, and in Pittsburgh, Dr. James Rossetti and Dr. Savreet Sarkaria;
UPMC Hospitalists, Dr. Asif Shakoor, Dr. James Cowles, Dr. Mark Weisenfluh, Dr. Seth Parsons, Dr. Marie Dahar and Dr. Rahul Warrior; Interventional Radiology, Dr. Pena, Dr. Rucks, Dr. Yost and staff; Infusion Center Staff, Emergency Room Staff, GI procedure lab staff, Palliative Care team and Registration Staff.
We would like also like to thank the UPMC Care Management Team, Nursing units: 6 Main, Terry, Nancy, Lori, Sue and James; 7 South, Karen, Lori, Blanca, Kathleen and Angel; 8 South, Ashley, Nadine (thanks for the special song), Sam, Kara, Amy, Brianna, Sharon, Megan, Danny and Scott; all the staff who provided kind compassionate care during his final days; and8SE, Noma, Julie J and nursing staff.
Our continued thanks also goes to the UPMC Home Health Care Nurse Brianna; Caregivers/Assistance, Sue Brewer, Bill and Patty McCommon, Audrey Swonger, Dad, Mary and Chris Yuhas, Chris Deluca, Sara Hordusky, Judy Wargo, Zack and Sara Malena; all our neighbors and friends on 4500-4600 Village St./Hidden Lane; Ecolab coworkers, Kirk, Justin, Tim and Jason; Pastors Clifton and Richarda McNair and the Word of Life Christian Center Family; Pastor Sonny Concepcion and First Lady Daisy and the Iglesias Bautista El Calvario; and the Full Gospel Family.
Thanks to all those who gave blood. Please consider giving blood or being an organ donor.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Road, on Saturday at 4 pm conducted by Rev. Clifton McNair. Visitation will then follow from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Word of Life Christian Center, 660 Hess Ave, Erie, PA 16503, for Deacon Tom Fun Day in August/Building fund.