- October 21, 1947 - August 16, 2013
- Alexandria, Virginia
of John's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to:
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
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“I just wrote an order to a gentleman with the last name of Marino and it made me think of John, and now I see this and it saddens me.
I remember John...Read More »
1 of 56 | Posted by: Dave Warthen - Seattle, WA
I just saw your name alone on the reunion list and my heart sank. I hadn't heard of John's passing and although we only saw each other...Read More »
2 of 56 | Posted by: Rita Shepard Valley - Marblehead, MA
“Uncle John is in my thoughts, as are Aunt Carol, Rob, Allison, and their spouses and children. I love you all!
3 of 56 | Posted by: Terri Dyer - cousin/neice
“Dear Carol and family,
Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of John.
An email to John on my recent move to Abu Dhabi did not receive a...Read More »
4 of 56 | Posted by: Wilhelm Dias Singapore/Abu Dhabi
“I haven't seen "Jackie" since high school, but he and I and Billy Hottenstein were best friends throughout elementary (Lauderdale Manors) and Jr High...Read More »
5 of 56 | Posted by: James "Jim" Moses - Port St Lucie, FL
“John Marino, he was a jolly good fellow!
We remember John with great fondness for his sweet smile, lust for life and love for his family. He was a...Read More »
6 of 56 | Posted by: Christy & Fred Mackerodt - NY
“Dear Carol,I was very shocked and sad to hear the news of your terrible loss. It is difficult to imagine someone as full of life and youth is no...Read More »
7 of 56 | Posted by: Meg Maggio - Beijing - Friend
“I was fortuntate enough to meet John in Vero prior to his assignment to China. We had a great time talking airplanes as I had flown in the Navy and...Read More »
8 of 56 | Posted by: Brooks Pollock - Vero Beach, FL
“The news was very sad.
John touched everyone he knew in such a positive way. He was a kind man, a 'cool guy', with a strong work ethic and a...Read More »
9 of 56 | Posted by: Beverly Hipkins - Wilton, CT
“Carol, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your precious husband. We have followed him and his courageous fight for life...Read More »
10 of 56 | Posted by: Kay Hart
“This is difficult for me to write as the tears keep welling up.
John was always so funny and youthful in spirit, such that it appeared he never...Read More »
11 of 56 | Posted by: Geoffrey Ziebart - Beijing
“20+ years of memories of John and Carol in my heart. All of them bring a smile to my face and many of them still make me laugh out loud! Weddings,...Read More »
12 of 56 | Posted by: Marsha Van Arman - Vero Beach, FL
“Uncle John was a fun-loving man with a kind heart. I am proud to have him as a family member. My heart goes out to my family, especially Aunt Carol...Read More »
13 of 56 | Posted by: Terri Dyer - Palm Harbor, FL
It filled us with deep sorrow when we learned that John has passed away.
Both of you were our first contacts when our family came to...Read More »
14 of 56 | Posted by: Rolf Eickstaedt
“Working and spending time with John was one of the highlights of my time at FlightSafety. His positive outlook on life was infectious. Perhaps the...Read More »
15 of 56 | Posted by: Eric Hinson - Jupiter, FL
“So many wonderful memories with you two, many in China during your visits and many here visiting each other.
16 of 56 | Posted by: Fawn Deng, Jiande Chen, Ashley Chen - WA
“Carol, You and your family will especially be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow as you share your love and remember John. Our hearts go out to you...Read More »
17 of 56 | Posted by: Joe Beard - Fort Lauderdale, FL
“To Carol and Family,Thanks so much for sharing John with us. He was always a mentor and friend, and always made time to help a Teammate. He will be...Read More »
18 of 56 | Posted by: Andy Johnson - Savannah, GA
Thanks for the stories through our love of aviation. Thanks for your continuous smile. Thanks for your never ending jokes. Thanks for sharing...Read More »
19 of 56 | Posted by: Mitten & Kathy Swartzwelder - FL
I'm so sorry for your loss.
20 of 56 | Posted by: Cindy Rodriguez
“John and I had more than just a professional relationship as boss and employee. In the seven years we worked together we became a great team and...Read More »
21 of 56 | Posted by: Glenn and Sissy Moses - Burke, VA
“Carol and Family,
John was very special to me and will be in my heart forever!
Love you, Donna
22 of 56 | Posted by: Donna Dyer - Everett, MA - Cousin
“I was a few years behind John in joining our fraternity, so I didn't have the time to get to know him so well as others did. But, what I do remember...Read More »
23 of 56 | Posted by: Mike Davidson - Tallahassee, FL
“John and I were close friends in college. We were in the same pledge class at our fraternity. We were initiated in the fraternity together. We...Read More »
24 of 56 | Posted by: Dick Fargo - Keller, TX
“In the midst of an economic and aviation downturn in 1982, Kim and I ,recently married, moved to South Florida so that I could take a position flying...Read More »
25 of 56 | Posted by: Jon Pollack - Keller, TX
“John and I were roommates at the Theta Chi house at the University of Florida, which I am sure influenced his decision to marry Carol after their...Read More »
26 of 56 | Posted by: Pat Hurn - Tampa, FL
“Carol, I never met John when he didn't have a joke to tell !
He was one of the most accomplished administrators I ever met, and a marvelous...Read More »
27 of 56 | Posted by: Peter Banfield - FL
“When I think of John I always picture his big grin. The two years we were lucky enough to be neighbors with John and Carol were filled with lots of...Read More »
28 of 56 | Posted by: Kathy Lynn
“Very sad to hear that John passed away. First meet John in 1992, as he was the director of FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach. Never forgot the way...Read More »
29 of 56 | Posted by: Nuno Caldas - Lisboa- Portugal
“Mrs. Marino and Family - Terribly sorry for John's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking about "the business." A wonderful guy and great...Read More »
30 of 56 | Posted by: Jonathan Gaffney, President and CEO, NAA
“I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was an extraordinary person with a great passion for life and aviation. Carol and the rest of John's...Read More »
31 of 56 | Posted by: Cassandra Bosco
“I was deeply saddened to hear of "Uncle" John's passing. He was a fun loving man with a kind heart. He was always willing to provide good advise...Read More »
32 of 56 | Posted by: Renee Marcus - Odessa, FL
“Dear Carol and Family,
We were saddened to hear of John's passing. Please know it was a pleasure to know him and we will always remember him with...Read More »
33 of 56 | Posted by: Annette and Jerry Lovell - FL
“I am tremendously saddened by the news of Johns passing. He was a great friend and neighbor in Vero Beach and my heart goes out to Carol, Rob,...Read More »
34 of 56 | Posted by: Dieter Rosellen - Cedar Knolls, NJ
“Dear Carol, Rob, and Allison,
We feel deeply saddened to learn of John's passing. Our prayers go out to you for your loss.
I meet every Thursday...Read More »
35 of 56 | Posted by: Roy and Jane Howard - Vero Beach, FL
“Jim and I are saddened to hear of John's passing. We have fond memories of him as a great neighbor and friend. Our sympathies to you, Carol, and all...Read More »
36 of 56 | Posted by: Grace Savage - FL
“May ye have fair winds and following seas where ever you may go.
37 of 56 | Posted by: John McComb - Crestview, FL
“Carol, Rob & Allison - John was a great husband, father and friend. We have many wonderful memories of spending time with John and enjoying his...Read More »
38 of 56 | Posted by: Rick, Joanne & Patrick Huot - FL
“Sorry to hear. John was an outstanding person.
39 of 56 | Posted by: Eugene J. O'Neill
“So sorry to hear this. Have not seen you in many years, but have many fond memories of the old days.....
40 of 56 | Posted by: Sue Hall Spath
“A great friend for many years and a kindred soul as an Army pilot, knowing and working with John has been a huge delight in my life. He will be...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Dick Koenig - Trumbull, CT
“One of our fondest memories of John is the summer I put together a band while we were all in college. It was John, Earl Catron, Dave Bonivtch and me....Read More »
42 of 56 | Posted by: Joe and Ann Beard - FL
“My heart is full of sorrow for all of John's family. And family was first in his life -- he was so very proud of all of his family. John was always...Read More »
43 of 56 | Posted by: Kay Clem - Vero Beach, FL
“John was such a great guy. I always enjoyed getting caught up at class reunions. He will be missed. What great charities with which to honor him. ...Read More »
44 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy Middleton Vaughan - FL
“Dear Carol, dear family
It is so sad to hear that John passed away. It is hard to believe, but we have to accept it. He was such a great, optimistic,...Read More »
45 of 56 | Posted by: Yvonne and Sunny Rinderknecht
“Dear John Marino. What a wonderful kind man. He loved his family with all his heart and made his friends feel like family. Our prayers and thoughts...Read More »
46 of 56 | Posted by: Kim and Gerry Desjardins
“I've known John for almost 65 years. We went to Lauderdale Manors, Everglades Junior High and Lauderdale High both of us graduating in 1965. He was...Read More »
47 of 56 | Posted by: Jim Van Meerten - Charlotte, NC
“We are sad to hear about his passing and send our love to the whole family. We will always remember him with a BIG smile on his face. He...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: Paige & Andy Jacobi - steamboat, CO
“Jim and I are so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. Allison and Jason St. John are very dear friends and we were fortunate to have had...Read More »
49 of 56 | Posted by: Lorna Hamilton & Jim Caulkins - CO
“I first met John Marino as a four year old boy fresh from Texas. Almost immediately after our family moved in next door, we had a family emergency...Read More »
50 of 56 | Posted by: Sam Kastensmidt (on behalf of the K's) - FL
“I had the pleasure of working with John on the airline side of our business for over 15 years and we shared a passion for aviation safety in that...Read More »
51 of 56 | Posted by: Terry Hibler - Wyckoff, NJ
“We were deeply saddened by the news of John's Final Flight. He will be missed in this world but was surely welcomed with open arms at the Devine...Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Rick and Mary Bedard - TX
“Words cannot express what a loss to John's family and friends. Our trip to China was the highlight of our retirement - an unbelievable three weeks...Read More »
53 of 56 | Posted by: Dennis and Nancy - Vero Beach, FL
“I am so sorry for your loss and condolences to Carol, Rob, and Allison.
John was a good friend and we always enjoyed our times together in
Vero...Read More »
54 of 56 | Posted by: Ken Baer - Ocoee, FL - Friend
“Carol, Rob and Allison, our hearts are heavy but our memories of so many wonderful times live on. John was such a fun guy and he could light up a...Read More »
55 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy and Tom - Great friends
“CarolI am so sorry about John's passing. He certainly fought the good fight. I will miss him terribly!Love, Cuz
56 of 56 | Posted by: Paula Sasso - Stoneham, MA
John J Marino, Jr., of Vero Beach, FL and Alexandria, VA, beloved husband of Carol Thompson Marino, found peace after his extended battle with cancer on August 16, 2013.
He was born in Malden, MA and graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1965 where he met Carol. They were married on September 2, 1967 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. John received a Chemistry degree from the University of Florida in 1969, and later earned his Master's in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Those who only knew John later in life may not have known that he worked as a ranch hand, rode a motorcycle and even played lead guitar in a band. He found his passion for flying after completing ROTC in college. John received his commission as a US Army officer, and was assigned to flight school where he earned his rotary and fixed wing licenses. He served in several operational and command positions, including command of a rescue helicopter unit and Chief Administrator of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing. In 1979, he started his civilian career at FlightSafety International in Vero Beach, FL where he held positions in operations, management and marketing. John and Carol spent time in Europe and Asia including living in Beijing, China for 6 years. He was currently working in the Washington DC area as the VP of Government Operations. John always had a joke and never met a stranger. He loved his family, enjoyed traveling and cherished watching the sunset over the Indian River Lagoon.
He is survived by wife, Carol Thompson Marino; children Rob and Maureen Marino and Allison and Jason St. John; and cherished granddaughters Caitlin, Callie and Madeline Marino and Marisa St. John.
Viewing will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA. Memorial Service will be at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach or Wounded Warriors Project. For additional information and to please share a memory, visit www.tributes.com/JohnMarino.