Mario Biciocchi Obituary
May 31, 2010 - October 24, 2010
Born May 31, 1919 in Apollo, Pa. Mario grew up the son of John and Maria with two sisters, Emma and Evelyn, in a typical Pennsylvania steel factory town. The Biciocchi family had a grocery and tavern business on the main street of Apollo. Mario starred in both basketball and football for Apollo High School. He went on to play quarterback at St. Vincent's College but two cracked ribs halted that career. He earned undergraduate and master degrees from Strayer College and American University in Business Administration. During World War II he was commissioned Army Second Lieutenant and worked on the ALCAN Highway project in Alaska. His parent's had relocated their grocery business known as the Circle Market to Thomas Circle in Washington DC where Mario worked on Saturdays. In 1949 he married Leanora Marie Biciocchi of Nanticoke Pennsylvania. They had 3 sons before she passed away to breast cancer in 1966. In 1976 he married his current wife Mary. In 1981, he retired with 40 years federal service ending as the Deputy Director of Material for the Department of the Navy. He received numerous awards from the federal government including Admiral Rickover for his work on the Trident Program, the Navy's first nuclear submarine. In 1985 he joined his son Paul's real estate business, Forum Properties, Inc. For the next 25 years, "Ed" Biciocchi was the Company‚Ä(TM)s property manager and financial accountant. His work ethic, client service and positive "can do" attitude became a hallmark of the Company. He retired at the age of 90.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
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