Victor A Marasti (1918 - 2001)

Victor A Marasti
1918 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Victor A Marasti, father to 5 children, was born on August 9, 1918 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Somerville and Margaret died on May 2, 2001. They gave birth to Victor E Marasti, Victoria Lynn (Marasti) Gottselig, Gina Maria (Marasti) Smith, Heather Margaret Marasti, and Peter David Marasti. He died on May 2, 2001 in Litchfield, Illinois at 82 years old. We know that Victor A Marasti had been residing in Home, in Benld, Macoupin County, Illinois United States.


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Victor A Marasti

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Victor Marasti was born on in Star Junction, Fayette County, Pennsylvania United States 15482


Victor Marasti died on in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois United States 62056

Cause of death

Heart failure

Burial / Funeral

at Sacred Heart Cemetery, in Cabery, Livingston County, Illinois United States 60919



Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

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Unknown. Was Victor a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Home, in Benld, Macoupin County, Illinois United States


2 Years Of High School



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Military Service

Military serial#: 35254087
Enlisted: January 21, 1942 in Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana
Reported for service: January 25, 1942 in Fort Knox Kentucky
To Fort Dix in Trenton, NJ in April 1942
To Northern Ireland in May 1942
To Great Britain in June 1942
To Scotland ( where he met his wife, Margaret) in August 1942
To North Africa on November 8, 1942
Military branch: Army
Division Number: 1st Armored Division
Regiment: 6th Armored Infantry
Starting Rank: Private
Promoted to:
P.F.C. in June 1942
Corporal in December 1942
Sergeant in April 1943
Staff Sgt in September 1943
1st Sgt in October 1943
Citations and Decorations:
1.Croix de Guerre with Silver Star and Combat Cross - Dernia Pass February 20, 1943
2. Silver Star awarded for invasion of Sicily - awarded by General Roosevelt
3. Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Italy - awarded by General Roosevelt
4. Presidential Citation
Battles and Campaigns Participated in:
1. Raid on Duppe (France)
2. Battle of St. Claud
3. French Algerian Campaign
4. Tunisian Campaign
5. Sicilian Campaign
6. Invasion of Italy
7. Naples - Foggia Campaign
8. Rome - Arno Campaign
9. Anzio Beachhead
10. Cisternia De Littoria (Last Stand Rangers)

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Oct 8, 1925 - Jul 7, 1976


Apr 7, 1964 - Jun 8, 2016
Dec 27, 1950 - 2013
Aug 13, 1956 - Unknown
Aug 3, 1952 - Aug 9, 1952
1948 - 1954


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Victor A Marasti, father to 5 children, passed away on May 2, 2001 in Litchfield, Illinois at age 82. He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cabery, Illinois. Victor was born on August 9, 1918 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Somerville and Margaret died on May 2, 2001. They gave birth to Victor E Marasti, Victoria Lynn (Marasti) Gottselig, Gina Maria (Marasti) Smith, Heather Margaret Marasti, and Peter David Marasti. We know that Victor A Marasti had been residing in Home, in Benld, Macoupin County, Illinois United States.
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In 1918, in the year that Victor A Marasti was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1928, Victor was just 10 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1932, he was just 14 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1956, by the time he was 38 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1984, by the time he was 66 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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