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Calling Hours:
Friday, June 9, 2023, 10:00-11:00am
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Friday, June 9, 2023, 11:00am
Westminster Chapel of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating

Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military
honors at the conclusion of the service.  Inurnment
will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Crawford County.

Theodore Andrew Marantis, age 95, of Greenville, passed away after a brief illness on May 12, 2023 in St. Paul’s Senior Living Community.

He was born in McKees Rocks, PA on March 28, 1928 to Andrew and Anna (Fedorka) Marantis. Ted was a 1945 graduate of Miles Bryan High School in McKees Rocks and he served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He earned his B.S. Degree form Edinboro State Teachers College and a Master of Education Degree from Pennsylvania State University. He also completed advanced chemistry courses at The University of Rochester and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY.

Ted started his teaching career in Titusville, PA in 1958 and moved to Greenville in January 1961, where he taught Chemistry at Greenville High School for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1990. During his tenure at GHS he served as Athletic Director, Advisor for the Future Teachers Club, and was active in local, state and national teacher’s union activities through PSEA and NEA. He also served on a committee which wrote a national standardized chemistry exam for high school. Ted was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville and his hobbies included, gardening, travel, model railroading and reading. He was a huge fan of the Steelers, Pirates and Penn State Nittany Lions.

On August 22, 1953 in Meadville First Presbyterian Church, he married the former Patty DeLong, she survives. Also surviving are two sons; Timothy Marantis and spouse Suzanne of Novi, MI and Bruce Marantis and spouse Joni of Pittsburgh, three grandchildren; Kristen Koeppel and spouse Nathan of Plover, WI, Michael Marantis and partner Kelly of Tucson, AZ and Jordan Ferrell and spouse Travis of Cypress, TX and five great-grandchildren.

The family desires memorial contributions be directed to the recently established Kokoski-Marantis Scholarship for GHS graduates pursuing science or science education degrees through the Greenville Area School District Education Foundation’s website (part of the school district’s website) or by mail to: Greenville Area School District Educational Foundation, 9 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.  Arrangements have been entrusted to LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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13 Comments

  1. Randy & Diane Curtis Randy & Diane Curtis
    May 16, 2023    

    Patty, Tim & Bruce.
    Condolences for your loss. A long life well-lived.

  2. Timothy McDonald Timothy McDonald
    May 16, 2023    

    You will long be remembered and respected by your many grateful students. Thank you. Rest in peace.

  3. Bill Pressler Bill Pressler
    May 16, 2023    

    An excellent Chemistry teacher, appreciated. Sympathies to his family and friends.

  4. Jane and Steve Collamer Jane and Steve Collamer
    May 16, 2023    

    Tim, Suzanne, and family,

    We’re very sorry for your loss, Tim, and our hearts ache knowing the void it leaves with you and your family. Your dad touched hundreds of lives in our town; he will be remembered as an excellent, dedicated chemistry teacher who cared about his students. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Donna and Jim Schumann Donna and Jim Schumann
    May 16, 2023    

    Sending condolences to the entire family. He was blessed with a long life and generations of a loving family. What a legacy to leave behind!

  6. Gustavo Bergamo Gustavo Bergamo
    May 16, 2023    

    Dear Tim and Family,

    What a beautiful video shared here, showing a life full of great achievements.
    May God bless Mr. Ted and the Family.

    Kind regards.

  7. Irene Metcalf Allen Irene Metcalf Allen
    May 16, 2023    

    Sympathy to his family and friends, was in his chemistry and physic classes in Titusville, Penna. I was sorry to see him move in Jan 1961, he will be remembered as a great teacher. Sorry for your loss.

    Member of THS class of 1961.

  8. Cathy Caswell Cathy Caswell
    May 17, 2023    

    Dear Tim,
    I have been a therapist for years in addiction and Marriage and Family therapy. I still use your Fathers’ ” cocktail trivia”, in my sessions. Mr. Marantis taught us all about the drinking limits of 1 1/2 ounces of hard liquor, 12 ounces of beer or 4 ounces of wine/hour and then drink tons of water before bed. He is still saving lives with his ” cocktail trivia”
    Thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

    Cathryn Caswell Cucchiaro

  9. JOHN GUFFEY JOHN GUFFEY
    May 17, 2023    

    He was a great teacher. He was a hard task master but always fair. He was a positive influence on thousands of student

  10. Mike Hawes Mike Hawes
    May 17, 2023    

    So very sorry to see Ted’s passing. He was an excellent (but certainly challenging ) teacher. Our prayers are with all of you. RIP Mr. Marantis

  11. betty k junk betty k junk
    May 19, 2023    

    Pat and family, thinking of you all at this time and sending prayers and sympathy. You will have so many memories to share and treasure of life well lived.
    Fred and Betty K Junk

  12. Ruth DiDonato Maggs Ruth DiDonato Maggs
    May 20, 2023    

    I wanted to drop Chemistry because I was not doing well. Being an A student, I wasn’t achieving that. Mr. Marantis talked me out of dropping and giving it a chance. I ended up with a B. On top of that I recall a pop quiz where the question wa sWhat is matter? You could use any notes, the book any help aid. Everyone flunked. The reason was that nobody created an outline to follow. That need to create an outline served me well in my career. So, thank you Mr. Marantis for two life lessons.
    1. Don’t give up
    2. Identify your issue and develop a logical approach to address it.

    May you rest in peace and May your family be comforted by these wonderful memories.

  13. Eddie White Eddie White
    May 23, 2023    

    Dear Tim, just rechecking emails and saw the notice of your Dad’s passing. I hope that you know your Classmates are praying for you and your family. I din’t have your Dad for any class but he was always friendly to me whenever I saw or spoke to him.

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