Anthony James Martin, 62, of Dania Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on July 29, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness.
Tony was born on March 16, 1950, in Amsterdam, N.Y. to the late Carmella Anadio Martin and the late Anthony D. Martin where he was raised and attended school. Tony was employed as an International Business Agent for the I.U.E., retiring in 1999. Tony was known as an avid New York Jets and New York Mets fan, and had a known passion for professional wrestling and thoroughbred racing. Tony was also the sole proprietor of AJM Stables in the Florida thoroughbred racing circuit.
He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Lydia Martin; his loving children, Tina Gugliemelli (Chris) of Hagaman, N.Y., Ross Martin (Jessica Fane) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Erika Martin of Rotterdam, N.Y.; his devoted stepchildren, Nina Zabuga (Laura Sherman) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dominic Gonzales of Chandler, Ariz. and Victoria Gonzales of Amsterdam, N.Y. Tony was also a devoted grandfather, affectionately known as Poppy to his grandchildren, Julianna, Christian, and Isabella. Tony is also survived by several cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with Father O. Robert DeMartinis presiding. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, August 16, 2012, prior to the service beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.