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Guido J. "Gig" Marucci age 83 of Republic, PA died Monday, August 17, 2009. He was born on January 10, 1926 in Allison, PA.
   He was a Veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW Post 47, Uniontown, PA, American Legion Post 590, Republic, PA and Sons of Italy, Republic, PA.
   He is survived by his wife, Emma J. Marucci; four children: Roger Marucci and wife, Cassie, Rebecca Hudock and husband, Edward, Paul Marucci and wife, Jeanne and Belinda Marucci; five grandchildren; brothers: Alfred Marucci, Negie Marucci and Carlo Marucci; sisters: Theresa Gladden, Mary Kenney and Sue Shoaf.
   He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Zuder Marucci, brothers, Peter Marucci, Mendan Marucci and sister, Louise Pisegna.
   Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, PA, on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 PM., where a prayer service will be held on Friday at 9:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic, PA with the Rev. Father Stephen Bugay as celebrant.
   Interment will be held in the Lafayette Memorial Park with full military rites. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.

[courtesy of "Randy"]

Grave marker for Guido J. Marucci in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill (Fayette county), Pennsylvania.

Guido registered with Draft Board 4 in New Salem, PA ca. 1944 while still a high school student.


Guido was one of 32 Green county, PA men slated to be sent to Pittsburgh for a pre-induction physical on 6 June 1944.

[The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, 05 Jun 1944, Mon, Page 3]

He entered the Army on 7 July 1944.  Following completion of basic training and jump school, he departed for the ETO on 30 January 1945. 

On 10 October 1945, Pfc Marucci was transferred from the 505th PIR to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR.  Pfc Marucci was discharged t Fort Dix, NJ on 24 June 1946.


On 19 January 1950, Guido submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.  He was credited with 7 months of domestic duty and 13 months of foreign service resulting in a $265 bonus.