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Anthony R. Maruca

AGE: 23 • Toms River

Anthony R. Maruca, 23, of Toms River, NJ left this world way too soon on Friday, March 10, 2017. Anthony was born in Toms River, NJ and was a lifelong resident. He recently moved to Medford, Mass to begin his career as a Business Development Consultant for Oracle.

He graduated from Toms River High School East in 2012 then went on to Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ. Anthony graduated, in May 2016, from Rutgers University with a BS in Labor Relations. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Rutgers.

Growing up in Toms River he played baseball at TRELL and the Island Jr. league. He played soccer for TR Youth and basketball for the TRBA. While at Toms River HS East he participated in the marching raider band, swim team and tennis team. In his junior year he was a member of the raider team reaching the Hurley "Walk the Walk" finals in California. Anthony went on to Ocean County College where, as member of the swim team, he competed in Buffalo, NY and Vero Beach, Fla, at the NJCAA finals. He was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at OCC.

Anthony was a lifeguard at Midway Beach for 6 years. This past summer he joined his brother Robert as a member of the Seaside Park Beach Patrol. He loved working at the beach and participating in lifeguard tournaments especially "the Battle at the Midway". Anthony interned in the 3rd Congressional District office of Congressman Tom MacArthur. He was the social media director for his family's business Maruca's Tomato Pies.

Anthony loved the beach and taking pictures of his friends surfing up and down the Jersey Shore. Some of his favorite things were grabbing some food with friends, going to the CHEGG, random snapchats, karaoke night at the Golden Rail, lunch breaks at Betty and Nick's, Beat the Clock night at Bum's, the Yankees and his favorite band The Killers. But most of all he loved his family and family dinners especially grandma's chicken soup and her spaghetti and meatballs.

Anthony is predeceased by his grandparents Rose "Rosebud" and Anthony "Jake" Maruca, Grandfather Dr. Raymond Panetta and his uncle Robert Panetta.

Surviving are his loving family, parents Joseph and Janet (Panetta) Maruca of Toms River, NJ; his brother and best friend Robert Maruca of Toms River, NJ; his grandmother Dorothy Panetta of South Seaside Park, NJ; his aunt Maria Maruca of Toms River, NJ; his aunts and uncles Domenic and Isabelle Maruca of Whiting, NJ; Julie and Terry Martin of Cape Cod, Mass; Raymond and Susan Panetta of Saratoga, NY, and James and Lynn Panetta of North Glenn, Co., and his cousin Raymond Panetta and his fiancé Kristin Jarocyeck of NYC, NY. Anthony is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and fraternity brothers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19th from 4-8pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, March 20th, 11:00am at St. Catharine of Siena RC Church in Seaside Park, NJ. Please meet at the Church. Committal will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education, 7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100, McLean, Va. 22102 or online at www.foodallergy.org/donate. Please note in your donation "In memory of Anthony Maruca".

FARE's mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 17, 2017
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