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Martin Z., 89, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. His family is receiving friends at St. Mary Armenian Church, 200 West Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 11 AM followed by the funeral service at the church at 2 PM. The committal service will follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Armenian Church Endowment Fund.
Born in Union City he lived in Roseland and Montclair moving to Pompano Beach, Florida in 2008. Serving in the Army during World War II, Martin was a demolition expert with the 26th Division of the 101st Combat Engineers and received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, American Theater Ribbon, European African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.
Martin was Vice-President of Imperial Photo-Engineering, Belleville, and President of the A&M Computype Co. in Fairfield. Very active in St. Mary Armenian Church, Livingston, he was past chairman and treasurer and served on the Parish Council for over 20 years.
Golf being his passion, he was an active member of the Forest Hill Field Club of Bloomfield for 40 years and Palm-Aire Country Club of Pompano Beach.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy "Dickie" (Barmakian) and sister Mary Holopigian, he is survived by his devoted daughters, Linda Patruno and husband Paul, Sandie Burke and husband Larry, his loving grandchildren Pamela Tossounian and husband Anto, Gregg Patruno and wife Stephanie, Kevin Burke, Kerri Burke and cherished great grandchildren Sophia and Ani Patruno and Lucine Tossounian; Martin was also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Amy and Albert Nersesian, sister-in-law Lucy Dabagian and many nieces and nephews.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 11, 2013