(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A legend in Erie, Pennsylvania, longtime Warner Theatre stagehand Joseph “Vinnie” Marchant died on December 1st at the age of 83, following a short battle with lung cancer.
Marchant worked an incredible 60-plus years at the theater, since joining as a runner at age 12 at its opening in 1931. He served overseas in World War II, then returned to the Warner.
Aside from refereeing youth sports, volunteering at the local Boys and Girls Club and YMCA, Marchant also worked as stagehand at the Louis J. Tullio Arena, and was president of the local International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers