Anthony Martynuik
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
June 8th, 1949 -- 72 years old Born, raised and proud to be a New Jersey native, Anthony Martynuik (aka Mr. Plumber and Tony) has made his presence known and left New Jersey to continue his journey. He passed peacefully in his sleep on November 22, 2021 with a beloved friend by his side after a long battle, fighting to stick around a little longer. Tony worked up until the day of his passing, doing what he loved doing; making people smile and providing exceptional customer service. He is survived by his four children Anthony Martynuik, Erik Martynuik, Tonia Vinecombe, Kera Martynuik and 7 grandchildren. If you ever met Tony, he left a memorable impression, whether it was jaw dropping or pure admiration. He worked his way to a life full of travel and endless pleasure. Tony was known for his work ethic and endless customer service. He was a one a kind, that this world was lucky to have. He stated on multiple occasions "This life is so nice, I'd like to live it twice". The streets will forever miss seeing his Mr. Plumber truck driving down the road with a puff of smoke trailing out the window. His endless kindness, compassion, frankness, and desire to be his genuine self at all times will be forever remembered. Tony always had a smiley face near and this is what he would want everyone reading this obituary to have, a smile on their face and to "have a nice life". His family would like to thank everyone that assisted Tony in living his best life until the very end. Veni Vidi Vici. A Celebration of Tony's life and gathering will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 3:30-5:30PM at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. The family is requesting all attendees to wear something casual to Tony's gathering. Tony would want everyone to celebrate his life and to NOT mourn his passing. Veni Vidi Vici.
Published by The Star-Ledger from Nov. 25 to Nov. 28, 2021.
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I just wanted to thank everyone so much for sharing such wonderful memories of my dad! I look forward to reading these comments daily and although they bring a tear to my eye, they bring a bigger smile to my face! Thank you for sharing your experiences and memories of the one and only- Mr. Plumber! : )
Tonia Vinecombe
Family
December 8, 2021
Yes my name is Bruce Venslavsky I´ve known Tony ever since grammar school in the 60s and early 70s together we started to business century plumbing we were to poor kids from Trenton with Journeymans license trying to get ahead in life we did jobs for about two years together even on Saturdays and Sundays going all the way to the Poconos for about a year and roughing in new houses at times sleeping in new constructed houses without windows , we would take a metal barrel fillet with wood and build a fire so we would keep warm in the evenings even sometimes turning the truck lights on in the evening with the headlights and continue roughing in the houses we work so hard to try to feed our families and get somewhere in life after two years Tony decided he would just go to work with some one and I would run the business myself we remain friends for many years seen each other in supply houses and always conversed he was in an Unusual person but wonderful in his own ways and cared about other people we sometimes went to church together and our families were friends later in life we kept in touch in the last 10 years living in Florida did not see my friend many times I pray for his soul to be with God and for his family the best in life I´ll miss you my friend Bruce Venslavsky. The world will not be better without my friend and I will miss coming back to New Jersey and spending a little time with him in the last year´s love you brother.
Bruce Venslavsky
Friend
December 7, 2021
Tony was a lifelong friend ,Bruce and Tony started the business of century plumbing in the 60s after two years Tony decided he wanted to go out of business and just work for other people but we remain friends for many years I will always remember him for the good times we had and the hard work many years doing jobs even on Saturdays and Sundays I always remember the months we did houses, In the Poconos for about a year and slept over in houses without Windows in it and slept by a fire burning in a can in the houses it was a way to get ahead in life and make money,Two poor kids trying to make a living,Tony thank you for these memories and many others ,haven´t seen you for many years as I´m living in Florida but all my prayers and love for you and your family .Bruce Venslavsky, The original century plumbing and heating. God Bless this special person Henry´s his soul into your arms.
Bruce Venslavsky
Friend
December 7, 2021
Tony grew up with very little on the tuff streets of Trenton... He fought for justices & righteousness ... He stood for honesty even if that road was much longer to take... He was truly a self made man... A wise man, a fair man a loving person with a big heart.... He helped anyone who needed it... He was a devout Catholic never missed a Sunday Svc... He went from nothing to traveling the world over 100 plus countries....The pictures he took are beautiful another talent of his ... His stories of his travels will have you laughing... He´s known for his dry wit... He often enjoyed the McCarter Theater... As a proud supporter You will find a plaque with his name on the wall of the theater...He often went to the Philadelphia Museum & supported them as well...He mostly listened to classical music... His favorite was Luciano Poverotti... He liked a little Frank Sinatra his favorite song was "I did it my way" ... Yes he did.... Every weekend he liked visiting the Delaware River... Appreciating the day & the beauty of nature... Getting that perfect picture of a flower or the sunset... He loved walking through the flea market buying antiques .... He was a loved by many... If you ask his friends how long have you know Tony everyone will say 15 plus yrs or longer his friends all go way back.... Tony you are an Angel, you have earned those wings....See your parents & good friend Ike... who knows maybe even Gyger... Tony your friends, your family & those who know you, surround you with warmth love, gratitude & admiration... Will all hold onto the many memories & send out a daily prayer... Pamela Ragsdale
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Tony grew up with very little on the tuff streets of Trenton... He fought for justices & righteousness ... He stood for honesty even if that road was much longer to take... He was truly a self made man... A wise man, a fair man a loving person with a big heart.... He helped anyone who needed it... He was a devout Catholic never missed a Sunday Svc... He went from nothing to traveling the world over 100 plus countries....The pictures he took are beautiful another talent of his ... His stories of his travels will have you laughing... He´s known for his dry wit... He often enjoyed the McCarter Theater... As a proud supporter You will find a plaque with his name on the wall of the theater...He often went to the Philadelphia Museum & supported them as well...He mostly listened to classical music... His favorite was Luciano Poverotti... He liked a little Frank Sinatra his favorite song was "I did it my way" ... Yes he did.... Every weekend he liked visiting the Delaware River... Appreciating the day & the beauty of nature... Getting that perfect picture of a flower or the sunset... He loved walking through the flea market buying antiques .... He was a loved by many... If you ask his friends how long have you know Tony everyone will say 15 plus yrs or longer his friends all go way back.... Tony you are an Angel, you have earned those wings....See your parents & good friend Ike... who knows maybe even Gyger... Tony your friends, your family & those who know you, surround you with warmth love, gratitude & admiration... Will all hold onto the many memories & send out a daily prayer... Pamela Ragsdale
Pamela Ragsdale
Friend
December 4, 2021
Great guy! I knew Tony since childhood. Will miss seeing him and his truck at his favorite stops between jobs. RIP Tony
John Danyo
Friend
December 4, 2021
I will never forget Tony that laugh n yes he loved to travel n take care of his yard n hedges grate man will miss that truck every wear especially burger King n rt1 dinner..lol R.I.P.
Jeri flores
Friend
November 29, 2021
Tom has known Tony since grade school, and ever since he's known him, Tony always wanted to be a plumber. He was great at his job and enjoyed talking-sometimes a 20 minute job turned into a 2 hour conversation. I'm sure there will be monkey wrenches in Heaven, and if God needs a plumber, He'll know who to call. RIP Tony, nice knowing you, we'll miss you!
Tom Czajkowski
School
November 28, 2021
May he rest in peace !
Harry Kurowski
Friend
November 28, 2021
Was my plumber for a number of years and provided exceptional service. It was an honor to know him and I enjoyed his company greatly. RIP Mr. Plumber
Robert J Sheehan
Other
November 26, 2021
Beautiful obituary a beautiful man. I will miss him.
Maureen Kelly
Friend
November 25, 2021
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