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Martin R. Martonik Jr., USAF
April 02, 1935 – May 07, 2022
Martin R. “Marty” Martonik Jr., 87, of Butler, formerly of Tarentum, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, while under the care of the Butler VA Community Center.
Born April 2, 1935, in Natrona Heights, he was the son of the late Martin R. Martonik Sr. and Marie Kupcik Martonik.
Marty was a member of All Saints Parish-St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church.
He graduated from Tarentum High School in 1953 and also from Connelley Vocational School in Pittsburgh.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, flying with VIPs as a senior helicopter engineer.
Marty was employed at the International Staple Machine Company (ISM) as a machinist. He was a press photographer for the Valley News.
He belonged to the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. He was a former member of the Holy Name Society.
Marty and his family enjoyed their family hobby – photographing weddings.
He will be fondly missed and lovingly remembered.
Marty leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 62 years and his primary caregiver, Nancy Ann Heinick Martonik, whom he married on Aug. 22, 1959; his daughter, Maria A. (Paul) Worst of Butler; his grandchildren, John (Bethany) Worst, Christopher (Becca) Worst, Kimberly (Eric) Lawrence and Julie Worst; his great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lily Worst, Claira Worst, and Stetson, Colton and Scarlett Lawrence; his brother-in-law, Jake Ross; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by his sisters, Agnes Santarlasci and Patricia Ross.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Marty’s health aide, April Moore, for her care and compassion during his illness.
MARTONIK – Friends of Martin R. “Marty” Martonik Jr., who died Saturday, May 7, 2022, will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER OF CONNOQUENESSING TOWNSHIP, 856 Evans City Road, Renfrew.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Parish-St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church, 125 Buttercup Road, Butler, with the Rev. Father Dan Waruszewski officiating.
Marty will be laid to rest at Butler County Memorial Park in Butler.
Donations may be made in Marty’s memory to All Saints Parish, St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church, or to the American Legion Post 778, 150 Legion Memorial Lane, Butler, PA 16001.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralservices.com. Published by Butler Eagle from May 10 to May 11, 2022.
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