The Obit For John Marcinko

John Joseph Marcinko Jr.
1944 - 2008

Published in the Merced Sun Star on 4/2/2008.


It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of John Marcinko. John Joseph Marcinko Jr., 63, died suddenly on Thursday, March 27, 2008. His outgoing, disarmingly friendly nature drew to him legions of friends, as he will be missed by so many.

John was born on December 29, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He grew up in Winton and lived most of his life in Atwater.

Following high school John played semi-pro baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox before injuring his pitching arm. He went on to proudly serve in the CA National Guard.

John was once an avid motorcycle rider and rode with a local group of friendly bikers before settling down and marrying his beloved wife Connie.

He was a retired shipping and receiving supervisor. John enjoyed playing golf, repairing and re-selling bicycles, going to swap meets, but above all he truly found contentment being with family and friends.

John was preceded in death by parents John and Hannah Marcinko, his brother Bruce and sister Marla Marcinko. And a grandson Dustin Hobbs.

John is survived by his wife Connie and five sons; Christian Marcinko, Robert & Tina Martini, Richard & Felicia Martini, Rudy & Nancy Martini, and Jack & Sandy Martini. Also surviving is his brother Frank and Debbie Marcinko and his sister Shelley Marcinko. John dearly loved his grandchildren: Jessica Lamb, Lisa Hansen, Rhiannon Creter, John Paul Martini, Bettina Perkin, Shannon Hobbs, Henri and Eric Garcia and his great-grandchildren: Ashley, Amber, both little Ryans, and the twins Charles and Thomas. Further surviving is his nephew Manny Teixeira, his nieces Shannon Teixeira, Keline Williams and Michelle Marcinko.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater. The funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at The Evergreen Christian Center located at 5959 North Winton Way in Winton with burial to follow at Winton Cemetery.

All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 3050 Winton Way in Atwater, California.