Funeral Held for Lynchburg Church Deacon

Lynchburg, VA - A beloved church deacon, who drowned while on vacation in North Carolina last week, was laid to rest in Lynchburg Monday.

Family and friends gathered at the funeral for Joe Marotta this afternoon at Holy Cross Catholic Church. He had been a deacon there for eight months.

The 39-year-old was swimming at the beach in Duck, North Carolina when he began to struggle and did not respond to CPR.

Marotta is survived by a wife and five children.