WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Dr. M. Joseph de Marinis died May 24. He was 90.
Dr. de Marinis was born to Marino and Julia Carnesale de Marinis in New York. He was a student in premedical studies when called to serve with the U.S. Navy during World War II. His military duties took him to the South Pacific where he was in the medical corps on a support ship from 1942 to 1946.
After discharge at the end of the war, he completed his undergraduate work at Holy Cross and went on to Marquette University School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1950. He started his dental practice in Mount Vernon and Bronxville.
He was exalted ruler for Elks, president of Kiwanis, ICA president and headed many other groups over the years. He was known for his work in public education. He served as president of the Mount Vernon Board of Education in the 1960s. After retiring from his dental practice, he and his wife moved to Sag Harbor, N.Y., eventually moving to Lutherville, Md. in 1995 to be near their daughter.
Dr. de Marinis is survived by his daughters, Dr. Marian de Marinis Damewood (Dr. Richard); Lisa de Marinis; brother, Dr. Leopold de Marinis; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Carmel Rose.
Calling hours are Tuesday, June 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hawthorne Funeral Home . A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. Entombment to follow.
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