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Marten J. Olenski

September 16, 1954 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 67)

Obituary

Marten (Marty) J. Olenski, 67, went to be with The Lord on April 29, 2022. He is predeceased by his father Mitchell Olenski Sr., and mother Mary L. Olenski; brother Matthew Olenski; sister-in-law Ruth Olenski. He is survived by the love of his life and devoted wife of 29 years, Dawn Beecher Olenski; the twinkle in his eye Jeremy Olenski; brothers Mitchell "Moe" Olenski Jr., Michael Olenski, Mark & Sharon Olenski; sisters-in-law Sherrie Olenski and Laura (Jesus) Rosario; many nieces, nephews and special friends; James "Obie" O'Brien Sr., Kevin Faughnan, Bob Wildoner, Bob Whiteman, Gary Fargnoli, Wayne Pellow, Pete Curatalo and all of the great customers who patronized his business, Mary's Bar and Lounge. Mary's is a local establishment which has been in his family for over 65 years and is well known in the area for having the best wings in town thanks to Marty and his famous sauce, "Marty's Sauce." Marty was a kind, loving, compassionate and understanding person who is loved by many. He was a gifted musician and a three sport athlete. His father was a professional football player for the Detroit Lions, and Marty inherited the skills to excel in football to the highest level, holding many records at vestal High for many years. In his prime, Marty enjoyed playing sports and foosball with his friends, where he was the 1977 NY Champion and third in state for three years in a row with his buddy Gary. Marty also discovered his love of music at a young age and enjoyed playing his accordion and keyboard for fun. Marty's other hobbies included playing in his band "Century", Running his bar with his brother Moe, playing cribbage, golfing with friends, going on vacation with His family, singing karaoke, playing catch with Jeremy, and playing virtual reality mini golf with Jeremy, Dawn, Kayla and her family, but more than anything, Marty enjoyed being a father and a loving husband who never took off his necklace and two rings, which all read "Dad." Though Marty left us too soon and many have lived longer than him, very few have lived a life as full as Marty. In his 67 years on this earth, Marty made the most of his time here and lived a life that most would be envious of. Marty traveled the USA in his younger years, and had many wild adventures, some that he told and others that he kept to himself, and as a result Marty had so many stories to tell. Usually he told stories about his wonder years, or wild stories about various patrons at the bar, but of all these, most importantly, Marty made many memories of which he shares with his family that will live on forever and they will cherish always. His wisdom and character was felt by many and never went unnoticed. Everyone who met Marty knew immediately that he was a selfless man who cared deeply about others and always put them first. Marty worked hard to provide for his family till the end, and his unwavering support and pride that he had for his wife and son were heard and seen by all who crossed his path everyday. Marty was a staple in the community and was always first to offer his help when needed. Marty raised thousands of dollars and put on many benefits for friends and people in need throughout the years. At Christmas time, he would dress up as Santa and deliver gifts out of the back of his pickup truck to families in need and never told anyone about it. Marty will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Visitation will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME INC, 137 Robinson St. Binghamton.  A Funeral Service will follow at 3pm.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 7, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson St
Binghamton, NY 13904

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 7, 2022

3:00 PM
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson St
Binghamton, NY 13904

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