Robert Louis Marnati, 82, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22, 1936, Robert was the son of the late Louis and Theresa Marnati. Robert grew up here in St. Louis with his family. He graduated from Herbert Hadley Technical High School before enlisting the the U.S. Army, serving overseas for 1 year and 6 months. He was honorably discharged in August 1959. After his return, he worked as a printer for over 40 years at Missouri Envelope, but ultimately he retired from Boatman’s Bank (now called Bank of America).
Robert enjoyed being active and getting outdoors. He often played handball at Forest Park and spent many weekends going for walks at the park and going out to dinner. Although he was generally a reserved man, he was still a good and loving husband and father. He was also a very devout Catholic throughout his entire life, and his faith was very near and dear to him.
Robert is survived by wife his of 28 years, Glenna Marnati; children Denise (Brian) Mense and Jeff (Jodi) Marnati; stepchildren, Bob, Randy and James Baker; 9 grandkids, Kaytlin, Nicole, Paige, Brandi, Desiree, Jamie, Suzie, Courtney, Heather; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by both parents, and one granddaughter, Carrie.
Services: Visitation 10am, service noon on Friday, Feb. 9th at the chapel of St. Louis Cremation, 2135 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis MO 63103. Immediately following, there will be a procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for burial with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fisher House
, PO Box 998, Fenton, MO 63026, a “home away from home” for the families of Veterans receiving care at the St. Louis VA Medical Center and families of active duty personnel who have loved ones in other area facilities. Guests are able to be near their loved ones while having a comfortable, peaceful place to find rest and support for themselves.