Obituary: Steven Wayne Marbais

Obituary: Steven Wayne Marbais, of Ocoee, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.

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Steven Wayne Marbais, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. He was born March 31, 1961, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, where he was raised until moving to Ocoee, Florida in 1978 and resided in Ocoee the remainder of his life.

Steve was a loving and devoted father, husband, brother and uncle who enjoyed working on, selling and showing cars. Steve was a prominent businessman in Ocoee until his retirement in 2019 owning and operating Marbais Enterprises, Inc. a local buy here/pay here auto dealership and repair shop. Steve was an active officer with the FIADA for several years, as well as actively participating and contributing to local Central Florida events with his antique car collection.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Marbais Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie; mother, Bertha Marbais; children, Brianna Marbais and Mitchell Marbais; brother, Joseph Marbais Jr.; sisters, Brenda Marbais-Ricotta and Stacy Carroll.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden in Winter Garden, Florida. Casual attire requested. Reception immediately following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jimmy Crabtree Fund: The Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund (JCCF), PO Box 770446, Winter Garden, FL 34777; or go to to make online donation. Please notate a gift for Steve Marbais Memorial.


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