Michael Rudolph Mariniak, 80, retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as mechanical engineer

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Michael Rudolph Mariniak, 80, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016.

Michael was a native of Hopewell and a Peninsula since 1955. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Petersburg, a 1957 graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and a 1961 graduate of Virginia Tech. He retired after 40 years of service as a mechanical engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Michael is survived by a son, David, and his fiancée, Beth; a sister, Rose Mulville, and her husband, Dan, of Vienna; and two grandchildren, Michael and Hanna.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606.

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