Martin J. Olenski Obituary – Press & Sun-Bulletin

Martin J. Olenskic

Binghamton – Marten (Marty) J. Olenski, 67, joined The Lord on April 29, 2022. He was predeceased by his father Mitchell Olenski Sr., and mother Mary L. Olenski; brother Matthew Olensky; sister-in-law Ruth Olenski. He is survived by the love of his life and devoted wife of 29, Dawn Beecher Olenski; the twinkle in his eye Jeremy Olenski; brothers Mitchell “Moe” Olenski Jr., Michael Olenski, Mark & ​​Sharon Olenski; sisters-in-law Sherrie Olenski and Laura (Jesus) Rosario; many nieces, nephews and special friends; James “Obie” O’Brien Sr., Kevin Faughnan, Bob Wildoner, Bob Whiteman, Gary Fargnoli, Wayne Pellow, Pete Curatalo and all the wonderful clients who patronized his company, Mary’s Bar and Lounge. Mary’s is a local establishment that has been in his family for over 65 years and is known in the area for the best wings in town thanks to Marty and its famous sauce, “Marty’s Sauce”. Marty was a kind, loving, compassionate and understanding person who is loved by many. He was a gifted musician and a three-sport athlete. His father was a professional soccer player for the Detroit Lions, and Marty inherited the skills to excel in top-level soccer, holding many records at Vestal High over many years. In his prime, Marty enjoyed sports and foosball with his friends, where he was the 1977 NY champion in 1977 and third in the state three years in a row with his friend Gary. Marty also discovered his love for music at a young age and liked to play his accordion and keyboard for fun. Marty’s other hobbies included playing in his band “Century”, running his bar with his brother Moe, playing cribbage, golfing with friends, going on vacation with his family, singing karaoke, catch with Jeremy and playing virtual reality mini golf with Jeremy, Dawn, Kayla and her family, but most of all, Marty enjoyed being a father and a loving husband who never took off his necklace and two rings, all of which read “Daddy.” Although Marty left us too soon and many have lived longer than he has, few have lived as full a life as Marty. In his 67 years on this Earth, Marty made the most of his time here and lived a life most would envy. Marty traveled across the US in his early years and had many wild adventures, some he told and some he kept to himself, and as a result Marty had so many stories to tell. Mostly he would tell stories about his prodigy years, or wild stories about different customers at the bar, but of all these, most importantly, Marty made many memories that he shares with his family that will live on and cherish forever. His wisdom and character was felt by many and never went unnoticed. Anyone who met Marty knew immediately that he was a selfless man who cared deeply about others and always put them first. Marty worked hard to provide for his family to the end, and his unwavering support and pride he had for his wife and son were heard and seen by all who crossed his path every day. Marty was a staple in the community and was always the first to offer his help when needed. Marty has raised thousands of dollars and has given many benefits to friends and those in need over the years. At Christmas, he dressed up as Santa Claus and delivered gifts from the back of his pickup truck to families in need, without ever mentioning it. Marty will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME INC, 137 Robinson St. Binghamton. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM.

Posted online on 04 May 2022

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