Tony Marden – Tribute

Me and Mike went to 8 years of grammar school together in Holy Trinity. Me and Mike were always the 2 shortest ones in the class, and sure enough the teachers all loved the size order alignment. So I am the one usually next to mike in the class photos, holding the sign with him in front. Me and mike were buddies. he had a great sense of humor. I remember very clearly, I was always envious of Mike’s lunch. I usually had BP&J which i hated and Mike would have fried salami or fried bolgna on toast  sandwiches. We always thought what a great Mom he must have had to go through that effort every day. He would usually give up half to anyone who stared long enough with a drooling mouth. You will be missed pal. Rest in Peace. your old friend, Tony M.

Me and Mike went to 8 years of grammar school together in Holy Trinity. Me and Mike were always the 2 shortest ones in the class, and sure enough the teachers all loved the size order alignment. So I am the one usually next to mike in the class photos, holding the sign with him in front. Me and mike were buddies. he had a great sense of humor. I remember very clearly, I was always envious of Mike’s lunch. I usually had BP&J which i hated and Mike would have fried salami or fried bolgna on toast  sandwiches. We always thought what a great Mom he must have had to go through that effort every day. He would usually give up half to anyone who stared long enough with a drooling mouth. You will be missed pal. Rest in Peace. your old friend, Tony M.

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2 thoughts on “Tony Marden – Tribute

  1. Mike Martello,

    Smallest guy in the class with a heart of gold. My memories of Mike were of times down at Whitestone Park in younger and more innocent days. Mike was always seen for hours on end playing on the handball courts while I was at the adjoining basketball courts. Always a smile on his face and always there if you needed the extra guy to put a game together. Rest easy Mike – you will be missed.

    Bobby

  2. I was a part of that Holy Trinity group that grew up together. I knew Mike well back then, when we all played basketball or handball at the park as Bobby Jenney had mentioned, or just played throughout the neighborhood. It was a different time back then, riding your bikes all over till all hours of the night. I had not seen Mike in quite sometime, probably not since the memorial for Mike Carlo, who was killed Sept. 11, 2001 and was a close friend of both of us. I was glad I had the opportunity to see Mike this past Sept. 11, 2008 at Mike Carlo’s bench in Long Beach, along with Dan Martin. It was great to tell some old stories of days gone by and friends we all hung around with. Mike always had a great sense of humor and as I read all these tributes it’s obvious he has touched so many lives, be it as a small kid in Whitestone or a Master in Belgium. He will be missed by all, but never forgotten. Rest in peace Mike.

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