Joseph L. Marbais, Sr. of Ocoee, Florida, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born in Adena, Ohio, on March 7, 1937. Joe relocated his family to Ocoee in 1978 and has lived in Ocoee since that time. Joe and his son, Steve, have been the owners of Joe’s Auto Repair and Marbais Enterprises Used Cars since 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha L. Marbais; and four children, Joseph Marbais Jr., (Terri Marbais) Steven Marbais (Leslie Marbais), Brenda Ricotta (Michael Ricotta) and Stacy Carroll (Shawn Carroll). He has 10 surviving grandchildren, Haley Rushing, Jacob Marbais, Brianna Marbais, Zachery Zeisloft, Brian Ricotta, Kimberly Ricotta, Mitchell Marbais, August Carroll, Olivia Zeisloft and Mack Carroll; as well as great-granddaughter, Austyn Rushing.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home. Family will receive guests at the home of Shawn and Stacy Carroll immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can me made in memory of Joseph Marbais Sr. to Cornerstone Hospice.