Joseph I. Marino

Joseph I. Marino Sr., a retired division manager for Pfizer Laboratories, died Thursday in Veterans Administration Medical Center after a short illness. He was 92. Born in Medina, he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Canisius College in 1948. He also attended Cornell University and the University of Notre Dame. During World War II, he was enrolled in the Navy College Training Program in 1943 and attended the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School. He attained the rank of lieutenant senior grade in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Marino also served in the Korean Conflict in 1950 with the Mediterranean Fleet aboard the USS Mercer. He was employed with Pfizer Laboratories from 1953 to 1989. Mr. Marino was a member of the Canisius College Alumni Association, the Buffalo Launch Club and the Rochester Theatre Organ Society. Woodworking was among his hobbies. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary C., who died in 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Jean Ellen Prendergast and Mary Anne; three sons, Joseph I. Jr.,  James P. and Michael L.; a sister, Anna;  four brothers, Vincent, Samuel, Francis and Phillip; and 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.