La Salle Mourns the Passing of Joseph L. Marchese
Former principal, Joe Marchese, passed away on October 23, 2018 after a long battle with MSA.
Joseph L. Marchese, the former principal at La Salle College High School, passed away on October 23, 2018 after a long battle with MSA. Predeceased by his parents, Leo and Connie. Joe is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Elizabeth Rebmann, Lindsay (Omar) Ali, Emily (Quinault Jean) Marchese, Daniel (fiance, Rachel Safirstein) Marchese; grandchildren, Ryan, Mason, Raegan and Maddox.
Joe Marchese, who served for many years as a teacher, administrator, and state championship basketball coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY, became principal of La Salle College High School in July of 2005. His service in this role overlapped exactly with that of Brother President Richard Kestler, FSC. They both retired from these positions in June of 2012, at which time Joe returned to Rochester to be close to his family. His wife Dorothy served as a faculty member in the David Program during most of his years as principal.