January 8, 1966 - November 20, 2016
Floresville, Texas | Age 50
On Sunday November 20, 2016 San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed in the line of duty.
He was born on January 8, 1966 to James "Jim" and Minerva "Minnie" Marconi of Floresville, Texas. After graduating Floresville High School he earned a business degree from Texas A&I Kingsville. While in college he was an active member and officer of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and Army ROTC program. Ben selflessly gave 20 years of service to the San Antonio community, his most recent accomplishment being that he obtained the rank of detective in Major Crimes.
Ben is proceeded in death by his parents, nephew Gary Marconi and brother-in-law Tanton McNight. He is survived by his son Dane Marconi, grandson Mason Marconi, stepdaughter Jacy Lewis, brother Tom and wife Diana Marconi, their sons Adam and Andrew Marconi, their granddaughter Anastasia Zamora Marconi, sister Debbie and husband Danny Saldaña, their sons Ross Gonzales Jr. and Nick Saldaña, daughter Danielle Saldaña and their granddaughter Hailey Gonzales, sister Terri Marconi McNight and her son Blake Kirkland along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ben advocated for equal rights, protected his community, lived to be a peace officer, laughed with many friends, and loved his family.
Visitation will be held at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Avenue, Sunday, November 27, 2016, beginning at 3:00p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at Community Bible Church, 2477 N. Loop 1604 E, Monday, November 28, 2016, at 11:00a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the Marconi family has asked that all donations be made to Detective Marconi's memorial fund or any of the listed organizations:
◾The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
◾Lifesharing Community Organ and Tissue Donation
◾Battered Women's & Children Shelter of San Antonio
◾Haven for Hope
◾The 100 Club of San Antonio
Or any non-profit organization the donator chooses.