Philip J. Marrie Jr., of Hermitage, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, with his family by his side, in Sharon Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 76.
Philip was born in Sharon, the son of the late Philip and Nancy Marrie.
Phil was a 1959 graduate of Sharon High School and received his bachelor's degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He is an alumnus of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking and a graduate of the Columbia University Executive Management School.
He worked for more than 40 years in the banking industry, first with what is now FNB Corp.'s First National Bank of Pennsylvania in 1963, then joining McDowell National Bank in 1966 as a loan officer. In 1985, he became president and chief operating officer of McDowell National Bank. In 1988, he was named chief executive officer. In 1991, following a merger, he was named executive vice president of Integra Bank North. In 1995, following another merger Phil was named community bank president of National City Bank.
In banking, he served on the government affairs committee of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and was a director and chairman of the PBA Central Atlantic School of Banking at Bucknell University. He retired from banking in 2002.
Phil was extremely committed to improving the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the Shenango Valley. He served a president of the advisory board of the Penn State Shenango Campus for 20 years and also served on the boards of the F.H. Buhl Trustees, Penn-Northwest Development Corp., Sharon Regional Health System Development Board, Subscribers For Encouraging Economic Development, Horizon Hospital Foundation, Shenango Valley Industrial Development Corp. and the Industrial Information Institute.
He was a past president of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Mercer County Association for the Retarded, and a past director and co-chairman of the United Way of Mercer County and Buhl Park Corp.
His commitment and devotion to the bank and the community won the respect of his employees, peers and the community.
For several years he served as the honorary chairperson for the local March of Dimes Walk America and has been honored as the Outstanding Man of the Year by the Shenango Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce, Man of the Year by the Pennsylvania Federation of Women's Clubs, Boss of the Year by the American Business Womens Association, 2002 Buhl Day honoree and Distinguished Citizen Award of the French Creek Council Boy Scouts of America.
Phil was an active member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and was a dedicated, loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Marrie; daughter, Melissa Baron and her husband, Nick; two sons, Philip J. "Chip" Marrie III and his wife, Lisa, and Marc T. Marrie and his wife, Tina; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Maxwell, Benjamin, Abbey, Bowie and Nash.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Philip J. Marrie Jr. Family Scholarship c/o Penn State Shenango, 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon PA 16146 or Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage PA 16148.
Philip J. Jr., 76, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (11-15-17) in the HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon, and at the church one hour prior to the service Thursday (11-16-17). Condolences may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net
Service: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday (11-16-17) at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Ave., Hermitage, with the Rev. Adam T. Trambley officiating.
Burial: Cremation arrangements provided by the funeral home.
Published on November 13, 2017