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Remembering Former Board Member Dominic C. Marano, Sr.

Remembering Former Board Member Dominic C. Marano, Sr.

Dominic C. Marano, 81, of New Hope, PA, left us peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 29, 2024, leaving a legacy of love, wisdom and cherished memories that will forever be etched in our hearts.  

Dominic was a devoted family man whose love and dedication knew no bounds. He was a pillar of strength, always putting his loved ones first and cherishing every moment spent together. His warm smile and gentle guidance will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and all who had the privilege of knowing him. 

Dominic was a member of PMTA for over 50 years. He served on the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter Board as Director and President for many years. He was active with the Chapter Board up until he passed. 

Dominic was also involved at the state level serving as Pennsylvania's American Trucking Associations Vice President.

"Dominic was a true leader with a gentle disposition. He was well respected by all who knew him," said Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter official Dave Spera. "Dominic had a way to sort through the problems and find a workable solution that all board members could agree upon. His guidance, generosity and wisdom will be sorely missed."

Dominic was the loving husband of 60+ years to Marian (nee Cragg).  He was also the devoted father to Lisa White (John), Angela Marano, Nicole Haney (Chris), and Dominic Jr. (Genna), and a dear Pop-Pop to Martina, Amanda, John Jr., Alexis, Jeff Jr., Vaida, Emersyn, and Dominic.  Brother to Celeste Warner (Bud) and Victor Marano (Margaret). 

Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Angelina Marano, brother, Martin Marano, Jr. (Janet) and sister, Rosemary Brown (Jack).

“We are so grateful for the time and commitment PMTA has made to the trucking industry as it was my grandfather's passion and our family tradition to help others in his field,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Martina White, Dominic’s granddaughter.  “Participating in meetings and celebrations brought joy to his life and he absolutely cherished the friendships he formed. He was immensely proud to have been part of all that PMTA achieved.”

Dominic was born on May 14th,1942 in Philadelphia.  He graduated from Mater Dolorosa Catholic Grade School and Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, class of 1960, before studying transportation at Temple University.  Dominic began his career in 1960 in the family business, Marty's Xpress, before branching out on his own.  He founded Marano Truck Leasing.  

Dominic was a man of honor and commitment. Not only was he an active member of PMTA, he also served in the following organizations: Holy Family University Board of Trustees, Past President of Greater Northeast Phila Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member of Visitors Temple Podiatry School, Past President and 45 year member of Frankford Lions Club, previous Supervisor Solebury Township, Management and Co-Chairman of Teamster Local 837 Health, Welfare and Pension Fund, Honorary Doctorate Degree from Holy Family University, Honorary Lifetime Member of Knights of Columbus (Knight of the 3rd Degree), Member of St. Martin of Tours Parish, New Hope, PA and many more, each of these groups, including PMTA benefited from his dedication and passion. 

Dominic will always be remembered for his enduring legacy of generosity and high moral character.  He held an unwavering commitment to uplift those around him.  May Dominic rest in peace knowing his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him. 

Family and friends are invited to honor Dominic's life on Friday, April 5th, from 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doylestown, PA, with a Funeral Mass following at 11:00 AM. 

Interment will take place at All Saints Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Dominic’s name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital ( or the Amyloidosis Foundation (


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