‘That’s the brotherhood’: Friends celebrate life of late John DiMarzio, former Monaca councilman, firefighter

Mar 10, 2019 751

BY: Marsha Keefer

Undoubtedly, the mood at the Monaca Turners on Sunday will be bittersweet. Firefighters at Monaca No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit John DiMarzio, a former member, who had been on kidney transplant waiting lists at two Pittsburgh hospitals for almost two years. DiMarzio, 61, in end-stage kidney failure, died Wednesday at his Monaca home.

The dinner, however, will go on as planned. “We are still having the dinner,” said Deb Mottes, one of the organizers. “We are making it a celebration of life.” Mottes said approximately 250 tickets have been presold. Susan Dietrich, another organizer, said the dinner will be an opportunity for people to “share their stories and show their love and support for Lisa (DiMarzio’s wife) and their boys.”

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SOURCE: https://www.timesonline.com

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