A somber announcement
It is with great sorrow that we must share with you, the friends and supporters of Medicus Christi, Ltd., that our Founder and Executive Director, Joe Marotta passed away suddenly at his home the evening of Feb. 8, 2016. You can imagine what a shock this is to his family – he was only 57 years old. Please keep his wife Kate, and his children, Joe Jr. and Anna, as well as his parents and extended family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Longtime friend and mentor, former Siena president Fr. Kevin Mullen ’75, O.F.M. said the following about Joe, “Dr. Joe Marotta will be forever known as a loving son, brother, husband, father, physician-healer, friend, and a dedicated Catholic-Franciscan missionary. He was my friend and my doctor who significantly improved the quality of my life by using his skills as an orthopedic surgeon to replace my degenerating hips. I will miss his friendship and his passion for assisting people in need. He was a person of deep faith who publicly shared his belief in Jesus Christ and acknowledged that he had been called to use his skill as a surgeon to help others. Through many people, including Fr. Kofi, his pastor who introduced him to Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana and who currently directs the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace, Joe became especially interested in helping people in Ghana. He put his passion into practice by establishing Medicus Christi, an organization dedicated to improving medical care for people around the world.”
The family has asked that you keep Joe’s vision and memory alive with your continued support of Medicus Christi, Ltd., memorial contributions can be made in memory of Joe to Medicus Christi, Ltd, 16 MacAffer Dr, Menands NY, 12204 or on MedicusChristi.Org.
The Medicus Christi Board and Joe’s family will work diligently to ensure that all funds raised by Medicus Christi will be spent in the way Joe would envision and have wanted.