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Obituary for Father Thomas Marickovic

Father Thomas C. Marickovic, 67, of the Priests Retirement Residence in Harrisburg, died December 30, 2020 in UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital.

He was a retired priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg; a graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School’s Class of 1971, Loyola University, Chicago 1975, and the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH. He was ordained a priest on May 16, 1981, at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg by Bishop Joseph T. Daley.

Father Marickovic’s assignments included Sacred Heart of Jesus in Lancaster from 1981-83; St. Edward in Shamokin, 1983-85; St. Joseph in Coal Township, 1987-92; administrator of St. Ignatius, Centralia, St. Joseph, Locust Gap and Locustdale; Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Mount Carmel, 1992-95; Sacred Heart of Jesus in Lewistown and St. Jude in Mifflintown, 1995-03; Chaplain at Geisinger Medical Center and Maria Joseph Manor in Danville, 2003-05; and Sacred Heart of Jesus in Spring Grove, where he retired as pastor in 2012.

Father Marickovic was the son of the late John T. and Catherine M. Klobucar Marickovic, and is survived by one sister, Mary Ann Marickovic Borucki and her husband, Eugeniusz of Camp Hill. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Angeline B. Marickovic and his beloved brother, John J. Marickovic.

Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Steelton, with Bishop Ronald W. Gainer as principal celebrant. Burial will be in the Priests Circle at Holy Cross Cemetery in Harrisburg. A viewing will be held on Wednesday prior to the Mass of Christian Burial from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the church. Current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for the Commonwealth of PA will be enforced. Face masks and social distancing will be required. The Mass will be live streamed to the Parish website and Facebook page, and can be viewed here.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, 815 S. Second St., Steelton, PA 17113 or the Bishop Joseph T. Daley Seminary Scholarship Fund, c/o Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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