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Obituary - George Paul Martynuik


George Paul Martynuik

George Paul Martynuik of Hammonton passed away on January 25, 2024. He was born April 21, 1943 in Trenton, New Jersey, attending Saint Hedwig’s Parish and school. George graduated from Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, N.J. where he played football. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Following his military service, George attended Trenton Junior College and Delaware Valley College. During this time George met a young teacher, Carol Bonn, after accidentally spilling a drink on her at a nightclub in New Hope, Pennsylvania. They married in 1968 and began their life together in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. To the end of his life, George referred to Carol as “the best thing that ever happened to me”. Carol was reluctant to leave Bucks County when George had a new job opportunity in New Jersey, until George showed her the house he had found. That house became their family home in Hammonton. George’s career as a Boiler and Refrigeration Operating Engineer spanned years at Mrs. Paul’s Kitchens, Mrs. Smith’s, Lenox China, RCA and Ocean Spray, with the last 13 years of his career spent at Bridor USA, a manufacturer of bakery products. He was an avid sports fan who particularly enjoyed watching the Eagles or anyone who was beating the Cowboys. He was a curious learner and reader, an inveterate “Jeopardy” watcher, and the rare individual who maintained lifelong connections with many friends from his Trenton childhood.


George was preceded in death by his parents, Antony and Wanda Strycharz Martynuik; and by his brother, Anthony Martynuik. George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol; their children, Christopher of Toms River, New Jersey, David of Pipersville, Pennsylvania (Laurie Nicholson), and Jennifer of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as his brother-in-law, Thomas Bonn of Ithaca, New York; three nieces and three nephews.


George was a member of Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, 285 Route 206 in Hammonton on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 1 p.m. Burial in Scranton will be private and scheduled at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Association for the Multiple Impaired Blind 35 Beaverson Blvd. Building #13 Brick, NJ 08723 (AMIB.net).


Services are entrusted to Carnesale Funeral Home.

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