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12-07-2008, 01:12 PM

Dan Marino's Father Dies In Florida
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ? The father of Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has died.

Dan Marino, Sr. died last night at his home in Florida after battling cancer.

Marino and his family lived in Oakland.

He was a driver for the Pittsburgh Press for 14 years and a big fan of Pitt football.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete but Marino will be buried in Pittsburgh.

Marino, who was a sandlot football coach, is credited with teaching his son to do a quick release of the football.

He also taught his son that hard work and determination were keys to success.

In Dan Marino Jr.'s autobiography, Dan recalled that his father always told him, "'You don't deserve anything in life. You work for what you deserve.'"

Marino was 71.

12-07-2008, 01:25 PM
Sorry to hear about this. My prayers to the Marino family.