ROBERT L. MARTONY, 77, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Joseph and Germaine Martony. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. He served his country in the Korean War with the United States Marine Corps. and retired in 1986 after 17 years with NIPSCO. He is survived by his wife, Joan of New Haven; daughters, Deborah (Dale) Hunt of New Haven, Janet (Stanley) Schenk of Fort Wayne, and Lisa (Timothy) Smith of New Haven; grand-daughter, Amanda Smith, of New Haven; brother, Joseph Martony of Ft. Wayne; sister-in-law, Janet Fisher of Fort Wayne; two nieces; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne Martony in 2003; and son, Joseph Martony in 1957. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, 2929 E. Paulding Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Father Daniel Durkin officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Burial is in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or The American Heart Association . For online condolences please go to www.harperfuneral

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