Henry A. Marino, Jr
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Henry Andrew Marino, Jr., 82, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at Riceland Hospital, in Winnie. He was born on March 11, 1935, in Beaumont, to Stella Mae Murphy Marino and Henry Andrew Marino, Sr. Henry lived his entire life in Beaumont, until twenty-three years ago. At that time, he moved to Winnie, where he loved the country life.
He graduated from Beaumont High in 1953, and attended Lamar College, in Beaumont, where he majored in Civil Engineering. He also served state side in the United States Army, from 1953-1955.
Henry retired from Gulf States Utilities, in 1991, as they merged into Entergy. After the merger, he worked three more years as a contract employee, for Entergy, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He worked beside Ricky Ponsaa to make the Data Processing Lgt. merger go smoothly. He worked early on while in college, in the GSU mail room, then the drafting department. When computers became a part pf GSU, he was sent to school in California to learn the technology of computers and became the manager of the Data Processing Department.
He wore many mats during his eighty-two years of life. One being that he owned and taught in a computer school; teaching the technologies of computers. His greatest love was designing, making and selling jewelry. He definitely had a knack for gab and selling what he loved.
Henry was known by many names; Hank, Hen, Jr., Bubba, Brother, Dad and Papa. He would answer to any one of them, loving them all. He made a great impact on many young lives by coaching and officiating in numerous baseball and football leagues which spanned over a thirty-year period. One of his greatest joys was being President of Amelia Baseball League for over five years, while second son, Kyle, coached fourth son, Ronny.
In 1955, Henry married Yvonne Brown Green and to this marriage two sons were born, Steven and Kyle Marino. These are two of his greatest accomplishments and the loves of his life. Then, in 1982, he married Sheila Winzer Marino and in this marriage, he gained two more sons, Wesley and Ronny. The merging of these two families has and still is very smooth, as he loved Wesley and Ronny as his own.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Winzer Marino; sons, Steven Marino and his wife, Lisa; Kyle Marino and his wife, Lisa; Wesley Meissner and his wife, Lisa; and Ronny Manning; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and only sibling, Minnie Pearl Loomer. Henry is also survived by his love , granddaughter, Bella McBride, that stole his heart, at four months old; many other family members and friends
A very special thank-you goes out to Riceland Hospice and the nursing staff at Riceland Hospital. Also, a big thank-you to Danny Thompson, PA, who spent a lot of time and with much kindness explaining Henry s illness.
The family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Christen Nicole Marino.