Martin F. Ammenwerth ’53ME
Martin was born on May 30, 1929 and passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Martin was a resident of New Providence, New Jersey at the time of his passing.
He was a 1953 graduate of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and worked as a Production Engineer for RCA in Newark where he was a contributor on projects for NASA. He then worked as a Plant Manager for Hartz Mountain in Harrison, NJ for 20 years before retiring in 1993.
Martin was a longtime active parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and as a leader and organizer for many of the churchs ministries such as the RCIA program and Renew, among others.He was an active member and former board member of the New Providence Senior Citizens, where he provided much entertainment for all. After retiring Martin became an active volunteer as a driver for both the Summit-Area Red Cross and SAGE Meals on Wheels.
Martins greatest love was for his family. He treasured his time with them vacationing at Camp Linwood, Lake Cayuga, and Long Beach Island.He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ida (nee Hofmann); his loving children Marty V. Ammenwerth of New Providence, Eileen (J.R.) Helberg of Union, Laurie (John) Closs of New Providence, and Doris (Andrew) Dundorf of Hillsborough; his 8 cherished grandchildren, Joey and Eddy Helberg, John (Abby), Kelly Ann, and Kimberly Closs, and Timmy, Kenny Martin, and Kaitlyn Dundorf. He is also survived by his dear brother Joseph (Josie) Ammenwerth of Long Island, NY and his brother-in-law Edmund (Joanna) Hofmann of Jackson Hts., NY. Martin is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was loved by many and will be truly missed by those who knew him.