Anthony Robert Martinka

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Anthony Robert Martinka

Anthony (Bob, Dave, Bob-Bob and White Feather) Martinka of Marysville peacefully passed away at home March 13, 2011 after a short battle with G.E. Junction cancer.
Bob was born July 11, 1931 to Anthony and Stephi Martinka in Grand Haven, MI, where he grew up and graduated with the "49ers." He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 (Korean War) where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He always said, "I fought the battle of Paine Field."
He owned Dave's TV & Appliance for over 40 years where he met many people and enjoyed many friendships. He loved his TV, all programs from cooking to history to Desperate Housewives. He was an avid sports fan, especially football and basketball. He loved growing flowers and vegetables but mostly all varieties of trees.
Bob was a quiet, kind, honorable Christian man that was the best dad and husband who was liked and loved by all. He will be missed.
He is survived by his best friend, his wife of 30 years, Beverly; his children, Craig Martinka (Kathy Morrell), Christine Martinka (husband Eric Hanson), Jonie (Mickey) Monihan, Reid (Leigh) Martinka, and John E. (Heidi) Knudson; eight grandchildren, Christine Williams, Dakota Eckman, Virginia and Sierra Craig, A.J. and Devon Martinka, and Payton and Paige Knudson; one great granddaughter, Holly Williams; sisters and brother, Joan Martinka, Irene Latka, James Martinka, and Elizabeth (Harold) Smith; and numerous nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Helen.
A gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Bob and Bev's home at 2927 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville.
Our special thank you to the many doctors, nurses, technicians, social workers, physical therapists, chaplains and priests from Providence Cancer Center, Colby Campus hospital, The Everett Clinic, Marysville Care Center, Evergreen Homecare and Evergreen Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, Marysville.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 16 to Mar. 20, 2011
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