Joseph A. Mariola, 27, laboratory technician, attempted to save Albert L. Kepler, William C. Lane, Thomas E. McCutcheon, and William J. Smith from suffocation, Akron, Ohio, September 26, 1950. (See case of ALBERT L. KEPLER.) Mariola was confined to a hospital for two weeks. 42106-3698
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Joseph A. Mariola, 68, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Stow, Ohio, died on May 20, 1992, at Cleveland Clinic.
Mariola, who had retired as a self-employed insurance agent, was born in Niles, Ohio, on June 4, 1923. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps. He was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable and was a recipient of the Carnegie Medal in 1951.
(Edited from an obituary in the Akron, Ohio, Beacon Journal, May 22, 1992.)