June 25, 1935- April 4, 2020
Rudolph (Rudy) Marinelli, 84, of Lusby, MD passed away April 4, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by family. Rudolph was born June 25, 1935 in Ancona, Italy to Emilio and Bianca Marinelli.
He is survived by his wife Ada of 55 years and Daughters Gina Basile (husband Al) from Saint Leonard, MD and Marisa Harper (husband Brian) from Broomes Island, MD along with his 3 grandchildren Elisa Shiflett (husband Cameron) and Christina and Jack. He is also survived by his three other siblings in Italy (Marcella, Eugenio (wife Anna), and Margherita (husband Gianfranco) along with several nieces and nephews. Rudolph was preceded in death by his Mother and Father and brother Marcello (wife Maria).
Rudy emigrated to the United States at 18 years old and served in the Army and Merchant Marine. He worked for the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier and operated his own restaurant RUDY’S PIZZA in Camp Springs, MD. Rudy was a licensed taxidermist, enjoyed hunting, fishing, making wine with his brothers-in-law, and is the author of a book entitled, The Adventures of an Illegal Alien. Rudy loved his family and moved to Calvert County in 2002 to be near his daughters and grandchildren. He had an infectious personality that was loved by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvert Hospice online at: https://calverthospice.org/make-a-gift/ or by mail at PO Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church online at: https://www.holyrosarychurchdc.org/giving/ or by mail at 595 Third St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.