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Martin A. 'Marty' Wick, Jr., 73, of Schwenksville, PA, formerly of Medford, New Jersey, Buffalo, NY and Chula Vista, CA, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born in Buffalo, NY on November 15, 1943 to the late Martin Anthony, Sr. and Grace Sophia (Vergils) Wick.
On October 1, 1971, Martin married the love of his life, Janice Florence (Walck) Wick. Martin was a committed and caring husband and father who worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He began the first 31 years of his 47-year career in retail management with the J.C. Penney Company after graduating from Kent State University with a BA in Sales and Marketing in 1967. Martin's passing into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on the eve of Labor Day was a fitting tribute to a man who had always worked so selflessly for others. Marty was always outgoing, considerate and loved the company of others. His penchant for retailing and serving people likely began in his Grandmother Wick's hardware store on Broadway in Buffalo, New York. As a young boy, he would run to the door as customers entered proclaiming "Yes Sir, what may I help you with today?"
Martin was a life-long, devout Catholic and an active parishioner for many years at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Medford, New Jersey, prior to recently relocating closer to his daughter in Pennsylvania and joining a new parish.
Martin is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Walck) Wick; and his two beautiful children, Martin A. (Page) Wick and Rachel (Joshua) Myers; five grandchildren, Amelia, Josephine and Mary Martin Wick and Joshua and Justine Myers; sister, Christine G. Wick of Euclid, Ohio; and brother, Fulton J. Wick of Perrysburg, Ohio; nephew, Liam J.F. (Mary) Collins of Salem, Oregon; and niece, Erin C. (Richard) Stoddard of Aurora, Illinois.
His family will be present on Friday from 4-7 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 AM in Alumni Chapel at Niagara University, New York 14109. Interment with Military Honors in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Wheatfield, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations in Martin's memory be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on September 6, 2017
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