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February 28, 1964 - September 8, 2018

Burial Date September 13, 2018

A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49001; visitation will begin one hour prior at 10:00 AM. Interment at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to establish a college fund for Jerrica Marietti (checks payable to Nicholas Marietti) c/o the funeral home.

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Anthony (Tony) Peter Marietti, beloved son, brother, father, papa, and friend passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 54 years. Tony was born February 28, 1964 in Three Rivers, Michigan; he was the son of Mary and Michael Marietti III. Tony graduated from Three Rivers High school in 1982 and Lake Superior State University in 1988. Tony lived in Portage, Michigan and carried on the family legacy working for Curtis Trailer Center, in Schoolcraft, Michigan. Tony lovingly picked up the torch of fatherhood with Julie in 1992 and carried it well, raising Robert, Gini, Keith and their miracle, Jerrica “Jer-bear.” Tony loved fiercely; through all the ups and downs of life, he provided stability and parented with mercy. Tony was a man everyone looked up to, quite literally; but also because he had a huge heart, quick wit, compassion, and work ethic almost unheard of these days. Tony was always willing to lend a hand, pushing through any adversity and almost always in pain, working until the job was done. Tony was a spirited Notre Dame, Lions, and Tigers fan. His skill was questionable, but fishing and hunting were his favorite past times. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Vickrey) Marietti. Tony will be eternally remembered by his father, Michael Marietti III; siblings, Michael (Janine) Marietti IV, Melissa (Michael Curtis) Evans, and Nicholas (Jeanne) Marietti; his children, Jerrica Marietti, Robert (Andrea) Yoder, Gini (Chad) Huttenga and Keith (Kay) Butler; their mother, Julie Marietti; and grandchildren, Landen, Tyler, Khalon, Lucas, Zoey, Blake, Caroline, and Lincoln. He will also be remembered by several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Although God said his time on Earth is finished, Tony will forever be keeping us in line from heaven. As we remember Tony, we will try to live by his motto, “It is, what it is.”