Robert (Marz) Marzulli

Marz was born November 21, 1933 to Domenick and Dorothy Rose (Horak) Marzulli in Spokane, Washington.  He passed away on November 16, 2011.

Bob grew up and attended schools at Calder, Idaho.  He graduated from St. Maries High School in 1952, where he excelled in football and baseball.  He then attended the University of Idaho fro 2 years before enrolling at Eastern Washington University.

Early in his career he went to work for the St. Maries Lumber Company and later Anderson and Vance Lumber Company in Fernwood, Idaho where he was employed for 2 years.  He worked 2 years for the Milwaukee Railroad before going to work for Edwards Lumber Mill in the Benewah Valley.  In 1970 he received his teaching certificate from the University of Idaho and went to work for the St. Maries High School District.  From 1970 to 1990 he taught Vocational Education at St. Maries High School. During his tenure he coached the High School golf team which won the State Championship in 1980.  Bob was instrumental in forming many youth programs in St. Maries.  He helped start the Little League and coached for 15 years. He formed a football program and “Marz’s Mob” a basketball program for elementary school children.

He retired from teaching in 1990 and drove school bus for another 10 years.  He continued to coach 7th and 8th grade sports.  He helped begin the Elk’s Hoop Shoot program as well as the Punt, Pass, and Kick program for area kids.

Bob liked to look at recipe books and try out recipes on his friends.  He loved to eat and if you traveled anywhere with him the highlight of the trip was eating at some great restaurants.  He had a green thumb and grew award winning roses.  Bob not only helped local kids, he donated to help kids in third world countries.  He was a Christian and practiced his religion.  He spent some time every day praying.  Bob was a 50 plus year member and three time Exulted Ruler of the St. Maries Elks Lodge #1418.  He served as Elk’s District Deputy and was awarded State of Idaho “Elk of the Year” in the late 1990’s. Bob was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of St. Maries, Idaho.