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In Memoriam

Philip Marazita June 10, 1931 - October 12, 2018 Philip Marazita of Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina surrounded by family. Philip was born June 10, 1931 in Niles, Michigan, the ninth child and seventh son of Francesco Marazita and Giuseppina Tignanelli Marazita who immigrated from Sant’Ippolito, Calabria Italy. Phil was extremely proud of his father, a World War I veteran who received a purple heart from President Wilson for injuries received while fighting under Sergeant York, and then became a naturalized American citizen. Philip and his wife Ellie named their first-born son Frank after Phil’s father. Phil was proud to visit El

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