Luis Martarano, 69, of Annapolis, MD, died Tuesday in, Maryland.
Born in Modesto, CA, son of the late Bartlo and Dora Rizzolo Martarano, he received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Allegheny College and went on to received his Master’s of Science degree from Illinois State University. Throughout Luis’s life, he worked as a biologist and a technical writer and editor.
In Luis’s early days, he belonged to a square dancing and ball room dancing groups, and later became involved with Catholic Alumni Club and its 40 Days for Life. He always loved to ice skate, and dance. He organized swing dancing for CAC and played co-ed volleyball and basketball.
Luis was a wonderful brother, uncle, cousin and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sister, Bernadette M. Pressel and husband, Oscar; nephews, Matthew Pressel and wife, Kellie, and Bartlo Pressel and fiancée Nithya; a great nephew, Ross Pressel; many Martarano and Rizzolo cousins; as well as many amazing and faithful friends.
Luis was preceded in death by his cousins, Cecilia Rizzolo and many much-loved aunts and uncles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday Sept. 15th at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Interment to follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup.
Family and friends may call in the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass.
Memorial contributions made be made to Gabriel Network @ GabrielNetwork.org, 2137 Defense Hwy # 10B, Crofton, MD 21114, or Maryland Coalition for Life, 672 Old Mill Rd., #306, Millersville, MD 21108
A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday September 17th at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 16501 Annapolis Rd., Bowie MD, 20715
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