James P. Maruca of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, at the age of 90.He was born on October 13, 1924, in Gallitzin, PA to the late Sophia (Farbo) and Anthony E. Maruca.James was a U. S. Army Veteran and retired after 45 years of federal service as the Director of Small Business for the U. S. Department of Commerce. He also proudly served on the Board of Directors for the Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union for many years.James enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening, sports – especially the Washington Redskins and college basketball, and spending time with his family.For 55 years, James was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Squashic) Maruca. He was the loving father of Connie Zambelli and her husband Lou, Jr., James Maruca, Jr. and his wife Lisa, Don Maruca and his wife Shari and Christopher Maruca and his wife Susan. He was the devoted grandfather of Louis, III, Dominic, Mariel, Brittany, Angie, Amanda, Caroline, Sam, James Paul and Christina. He is also survived by one sister Lucy DeHaven, one brother Dr. Edward Maruca, nieces, nephews and other family members.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University.
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