Anthony Paul Martinis

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Anthony Paul Martinis

Tony Martinis passed peacefully on February 12, 2011 following an extended illness.
Tony was a lifetime resident of Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1955, and attended Everett Community College. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Tony followed the footsteps of generations of the Martinis family as a commercial fisherman. He began working for his father on the Freeland as a small boy. He salmon fished in Alaska in the Bering Sea, South East Alaska and also in the Puget Sound. He was captain and owner of two fishing vessels, the Sykes and the Bluechip (Barbara Jean) for many years. He ran his boats for salmon fishing, shrimp fishing and for other business pursuits.
Tony was a "people person" and had many friends from all walks of life. He seemed to know everyone in Everett as well as their histories. His friendships spanned the entire state and beyond. He was a wonderful and entertaining storyteller. He was a regular with the coffee crowd at Carl's Bakery. Tony loved to entertain and to feed people. He also loved to take people out crabbing on his yacht, the Shiloh, and to host various parties at his home in Everett. He was never one to stick with a schedule and would plan a get together at the drop of a hat.
Throughout his life Tony was a member of various organizations including the Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He was an active businessman and was always involved in one or more extremely interesting business projects.
Tony was born June 26, 1937 in Everett, Washington to his Croatian parents, Antonio Martinis and Winnie Mardesich Martinis.
Tony is survived by his son, Anthony (TJ); granddaughter, Madison; his brother, Paul; and his sisters, Barbara Piercey (Jim) and Ellen Stormo. He leaves a large extended family including his nieces; nephews; cousins; and their families. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all. He is also survived by two exceptionally good friends, Pat Olson and Laina Brown.
TJ and the family are very grateful to Pat and Laina for their being there for Tony and supporting him throughout his extended illness and his passing.
Services for Tony will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 18 at Immaculate Conception Church, 25th & Hoyt. A reception will follow the service at Mattie Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be in Tony's memory to a charity of your choice or to The Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Post Office Box 17356, Seattle, Washington, 98127
(206)782-6577 www.seattlefishermensmemorial.org.



Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 16, 2011
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