John R. Marotta of Waukesha passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the age of 78. He was born in Chicago, IL in 1944 the son of Emil and Jane (nee Mascia) Marotta Sr. John proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force. On June 20, 1992 he married the love of his life Cheryl (nee Lomen). John was the founder and owner of J&S Carpet Cleaning; and also enjoyed many other jobs throughout his lifetime.
He loved his community and was active in many different organizations, such as the Milwaukee Tripoli Shriners and the Waukesha Police Reserves. He was a twice Past Master of Waukesha Masonic Lodge No. 37; former president of the Waukesha County Shrine Club; and 6-time past president of the Waukesha Olde Car Club. John will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, his outgoing personality, and his warm and generous spirit. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He will be sadly and forever missed by his wife of 30 years, Cheryl of Waukesha, his two children, Tony (Heather) Marotta and Tanya (Abraham) Marotta, and his grandchildren, Seth Marotta, Abigail (Jake) Hahn, and Jonathan Marotta. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Karen Marotta, Norma Marotta and Diane Marotta, his beloved dog Boo, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Emil “Sonny”, Bobby and Jimmy Marotta.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. Masonic Services at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Thursday, November 3rd at St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2400 W. State Rd 59, Waukesha, WI 53189 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of life will follow in the church hall. Private interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in John’s name are appreciated to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Shriners Hospitals for Children or HAWS-Waukesha.