Peter Marcolina, 83, formerly of Laverock, a retired vice president of First Pennsylvania Bank, died Feb. 27 at his home, Fox Hill Farm, in Glen Mills.
Mr. Marcolina retired in 1990 after 43 years of service to the bank. During his time at First Pennsylvania, he had served in many areas of the bank, including 10 years as a branch manager and the last 14 years as head of the Commercial Loan Recover Division.
He was born in Poffabro, Italy, and came to the United States with his parents at the age of 7 months. Raised in Chestnut Hill, he graduated from Germantown High School, where he won awards in football. He received a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and completed graduate studies at Temple University.
Mr. Macolina served in the Army’s 3rd Armored Division during the Korean War and attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Bliss, Texas. He also had served as a member of the National Honor Guard, 3rd Infantry Regiment, in Washington, D.C., in 1951.
He was elected treasurer of the Chestnut Hill Development Group in 1973 and also served as president of the Venetian Corporation.
He was a member of the American Institute of Banking, Robert Morris Associates, Cross Keys National Fraternity, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by a daughter, Debra Cerruti; a son, Robert; a sister, Lillian Collini, and five grandchildren. Mr. Marcolina’s wife, the former Mary Jane Savage, died in December.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Seven Dolors Church, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave., in Wyndmoor. Relatives and friends may call from 8 to 10 a.m.at Jacob F. Ruth Funeral Directors, 8413 Germantown Ave., In Chestnut Hill. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Wyncote. – WF
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