Martin Earl Carney, Sr., 66, of Hopewell Township, died unexpectedly in the emergency room of South Jersey Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
The beloved father, son and brother was born on April 18, 1945, in Harbeson, Delaware-the 3rd in line of an impressive 20 sibling legacy. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Sayres Neck, N. J., where he lived until his teenage years, where he then moved to Bridgeton and graduated from high school.
He joined the United States Marine Corps., where he served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam and multiple tours stateside. He retired in 1986. After his retirement he returned to the Bridgeton area to pursue and enjoy his true passions - golf, music, electronic gadgets, fishing, gardening and playing tennis..
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Tressa Street Carney as well as his three siblings, Michael and Richard Carney and Herbert Bard and his extended dad, Nelson Street. He is survived by his two children born of Margaret Loatman Benson of New York; Shawna Kelso of California and Martin Carney, Jr. of Mass., and their spouses Michael and Karen; his five grandchildren, Elissa, Marlena, Kayla, Lauren and Brandyn and sixteen siblings, Herbert Carney, Jr., Maryland, Norman and Dennis Carney, Delaware, Presley and Theodor Carney, New Jersey, Wayne Carney, California, Patricia Feeney and Louise Doyle, Pennsylvania, Kathy Clark and Joanne Carney, New Jersey, Doris Bard, Wanda McConnell, Donna Pritchett and Stephanie Carney, California, Peggy Jackson, Missouri and Natalie Carney, Louisiana. His extended band of brothers included Herbert Street, Sr., Albert Street, Jr., Romaine Street, Sr. and Kevin Street, Sr. of New Jersey and Elvin Loatman of New York and extended mothers, Catherine Elaine Street and Doris Bard. He will greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Saturday morning, Nov. 19, at 11:00 O'clock. Burial will be in the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, Hopewell Township. A viewing will be held on Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 O'clock, prior to the services. Written condolences and tributes may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township, NJ