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Obituary Notice- Michael J. Marrano

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FORESTVILLE:  Michael J. Marrano, 60, of Round Top Road, Forestville, died Friday, June 15th, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Gowanda, on June 3, 1952, the son of the late Victor and Rose (Kulheim) Marrano.

He graduated from Gowanda Central School and received his RN from JCC.  Mr. Marrano served in the U.S. Army, worked as a Treatment Team Leader for the former JN Adam Developmental Center, Perrysburg, for 34 years and was a member of Cherry Creek Masonic Lodge #384, Phoenix Masonic Lodge #262, Gowanda, South Dayton American Legion Post #1593  and Gowanda VFW Post #5007.

Survivors include his wife Birgitta (Kielwasser) Marrano, of Forestville, a sister, Debra (Thomas) Leenhouts, of Hammond, NY and two brothers, Victor (Michel) Marrano, of Virginia Beach, VA and Frank Marrano, of Scappoose, OR.  Also surviving are 3 nephews, Victor David, Christopher & Frank Marrano.

There will be no visitation observed.  Private Services will be at the convenience of family.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to


  • Kathy and Dan Sterlace
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    That is a great picture of Mike that is posted and that is the way we will remember him. He was a great guy and he had a great laugh. Our sympathy to his family. Rest in peace Mikey.

  • Sue Ivett
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Mike will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of calling him friend, but I am thankful his physical struggles are over. He was a great person to have on your side in time of need. Sending strength and prayers to Birgitta and family.

  • Dan Elvin
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

    You were a good friend. I have alot of good memories of our days in Gowanda growing up. You will be missed!

  • Dan Elvin
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

    You will be missed my friend!

  • Fred & Jo Anne Holdridge.
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Condolences to you Birgitta and other family. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fred & Jo.

  • Fred & Jo Anne Holdridge.
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Birgitta and other family as well.

  • Georgeann Redman
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    To Birgitta and his family – I send condolences for the loss of a dedicated public servant.
    His contributions are remembered by all who worked with him – his smile and infectious laughter are now part of the goodness left by him to all of us
    May the knowledge of his pain being over be of some small comfort

  • Shirley Bentham
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    My sympathy goes out to Mike’s family. May God grant you comfort at this time.

  • Ken Skutt
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Frank so sorry to hear about your brother.

  • Cindy Ebert
    Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    From Garth Davis- My condolences to Birgitta. Mike was a great guy and a great boss.

  • Cindy & Mike Ebert
    Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Birgitta, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. It was a pleasure working with Mike & also to have known him.

  • Sue(West) Dotson
    Posted June 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

    My sincere sympathy goes out to all of Mikes family. He was a great guy and a wonderful friend. He will be missed. Rip Mike

  • Mary Ann (Mecca) Burke
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Deb, Frank and Vic

    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Mary Ann (Mecca) Burke

  • Carm
    Posted September 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Even though it’s 9/7/14. I just found out that Mike passed away in 2012 and am deeply saddened at this news. I worked with Mike for many years and will remember him as having a fun “let it be” personality and being extremely emphatic to other people’s needs.

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