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John "Tuffy" Lawrence Marra, Sr.

July 7, 1939 ~ January 29, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

John Lawrence “Tuffy” Marra, Sr., 82, of Shinnston, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at WVU Medicine’s Fairmont Medical Center following an extended illness.  Tuffy was born July 7, 1939, in Harrison County, son of the late Lawrence and Rose Marra.

Tuffy was a 1957 graduate of Shinnston High School, where he earned Spartan status.  After high school, Tuffy attended West Virginia University and played football for the Mountaineers as a fullback.  Tuffy graduated from WVU with a degree in education and served as a teacher at Central Junior High School in Clarksburg for over 30 years.

Tuffy’s favorite activities were fishing and playing golf with cousin and close friend, Sam Minardi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Marra; sister, Katherine Oppedisano; and son, John L. Marra, Jr.

Tuffy is survived by two sons; Robert Marra and wife Gina of Fairmont and Lawrence A. Marra of Hepzibah; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann (Marra) Mayes and husband Stephen of Clarksburg and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, WV on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am.  Service will begin at 11:00am with Father Chris Turner officiating.  Interment to follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery in Shinnston, WV.

 

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Marra family.

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Services

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Tuesday
February 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

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