Anthony J. “Tony’ Martinenza, Jr., 88, of Glen Mills died peacefully with family at his side on May 5, 2011.
Tony was born on August 5, 1922 in Chester, Pa., to Anthony J. and Mary (Zaroliski) Martinenza. He attended Boothwyn School and joined the Marines in 1942. He joined the Marines in active duty in the Pacific Theater as a rifleman during World War II.
After an Honorable Discharge from the Marines in 1945, Tony went to work for Baldwins in Chester. Later he was employed by the Philadelphia Electric Company and retired after 32 years.
Tony was a lifetime member of VFW Post 546, VFW Linwood Post, Marine Corps League and the Raiders.
He was a member of the Elam United Methodist Church.
He was an avid gardener, hunter and reader. After retiring, he enjoyed playing solitaire, reading, watching old western and war movies and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors: Wife of 30 years, Kathleen M. (Savage); Daughters, Janet M. Kane of Clintonville, WI, and Maureen E. Earlywine of Kennett Square, PA; Son, Anthony J. Martinenza III of Aston, PA; Brothers, John Martinenza of Centreville, MD, and Steve Martinenza of Wilmington, DE. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, May 10th 9:15-10:45 am at the church. Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 am at Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills. Burial: Elam United Methodist Church following service. Arrangements: Rigby Chadds Ford.