Thomas William Martine, 66, of Lawrenceville, NJ passed away suddenly on April 19th following a heart attack.
Tom was born in Vineland to Phyllis and Louis Martine. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years. After returning from military service, he attended Rider University where he obtained a BS degree and later a MLS from Rutgers. He began working at Princeton University Library and recently celebrated his 40th year of employment. It was at the library where he met his wife Joan and they were married in 1985.
Tom had many passions including cooking, gardening, studying American history, and sports, especially basketball, which he enjoyed as a player, coach, and spectator. Above all else, Tom loved spending time with his family whether it was at the beach in Ocean City, in New York City visiting his boys, or at home in Lawrenceville. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; sons Christopher and Keith; his mother, Phyllis Martine; brothers Richard (Donna), Peter (Karen), Jack (Susan), Matthew (Julie) and his sister, Beth (late Jack Arkainno); many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and colleagues at Princeton University Library. He was predeceased by his father, Louis Martine.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Chapel at Princeton University on Saturday April 29 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HomeFront NJ (www.homefrontnj.org) or the David Library of the American Revolution (www.dlar.org). Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Condolences are welcome at www.wilsonapple.com.