Police Seek Help in Death of John Marcinak
In addition to his wife, Janet, Marcinak is survived by two sons and a daughter. He was a longtime volunteer firefighter and a familiar and welcome face to anyone in Philipstown who needed a tow. (He once towed me and refused to take a dime for his services.)
His garage was once used as a backdrop in scenes for a 1995 motion picture called "Smoke," starring Harvey Keitel, William Hurt and Forest Whittaker, whose character was a garage mechanic.
Memorial bunting was hung at the Garrison Fire Department station, a short distance from the Marcinak residence, according to the Journal News.
Anyone with information concerning the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 845-225-4300. All calls will be kept confidential.