MARTIN F. KAMENCIK - BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. - Martin Frank Kamencik, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., on July 11, 2013, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer, which he fought with bravery and grace. Marty was born in Passaic, N.J., on Nov. 11, 1942. He graduated from East Patterson High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He lived in Vermont for 47 years where he was a systems analyst at IBM in Essex Junction for 30 years, Chair of the Mt. Abe School Board for 10 years, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion. After retiring, he enjoyed working at Martin's Hardware in Bristol for several years before moving to Florida. Marty had a passion for life and enjoyed many hobbies, but fishing and being by the ocean with his wife were most dear to his heart. His greatest pride in life was his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis; sons, Frank and John Kamencik; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and John Bonar; grandchildren, Dana and Gloria Kamencik, Hannah, Ryan and Laura Bonar; and sister, Evelyn Sesera. He was predeceased by Elizabeth Kamencik Yuhas (mother); Frank Kamencik (father); John Yuhas (stepfather); and Barbara Deskie (sister). A memorial service will be held at St. Ambrose Parish, 11 School St., Bristol, Vt., on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Albert Baltz officiating. A reception for family and friends will take place in the church hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Starksboro Volunteer Fire Department, Starksboro, Vt.; or Bristol Rescue Squad, Bristol, Vt.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 17, 2013