Gabriel Mariano, 79, of Endicott, died peacefully at James G. Johnston Nursing Center, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was born on November 12, 1934 to Constantine Mariano and Pierina DiFederico. Gabe was predeceased by his parents; infant brother Stefano; sisters Theresa Stojek and Antoinette Brutvan; two grandchildren Susan Lynn Mariano and Samuel Cohn. Gabe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marcia; daughter Diane (John Cohn) Mariano, Richmond, VT; two sons Steven (Denise) Mariano, Leavenworth, KS and Joseph (Patricia) Mariano, Endicott; his grandchildren, Stephanie; Michael; Elizabeth (Chris) McBee; Maxwell; Gabriel; Vincent and Victor; great grandchildren, Austin; Emma and Mason; two sisters Marie (Ed) Carbonetta, Los Angeles, CA and Ann (Bob) Woods, Lynchburg, VA; a brother Armand Mariano, Binghamton; also several nieces; nephews and cousins. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott and a retired IBM Corp employee and member of its Quarter Century Club and Mechanical Specialties Company, Binghamton. Gabe was also a veteran of the US Army. Some of Gabe’s enjoyments in life were bowling, golfing and attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of United Methodist Homes Hilltop and James G. Johnston Campuses, especially his pal Scott Smith, for all their compassionate love and care shown to Gabe during his stay there. Also a special thank you to Dr. Lodi of the a UHS neurological unit.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 am from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main Street, Endicott. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at church Saturday from 10 am until Mass time at 11 am. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Sam Cohn Foundation at www.samstones.org, Sam’s Legacy page.