STAMFORD, Conn. -- Lifelong Stamford resident Betty Jean Stewart Martinik died Sunday, Jan. 24. She was 85.
Born in Daytona, Fla., Martinik graduated from Stamford High School and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Martinik Sr.
She worked as an interior designer and then later was manager of PPG Industries in Stamford. She subsequently spent more than 10 years as a real estate agent in the Stamford area.
Martinik was a member of the Stamford Woman's Club since 1994, where she served as secretary and, more recently, president. After retirement, she dedicated much of her time as a volunteer at Stamford Hospital. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Hubbard Heights Woman's Golf Association.
She is survived by her children, Robert Martinik Jr. of Darien, Jeffery Martinik of Monroe, Tracey Kersteen of Madison, Kevin Martinik of Stamford and Kim Scala of Ridgefield; grandchildren Christina, Jay, Michelle, Barbara Jean, Andrew, Mark, Lauren and Taylor; and great-granddaughters Addison and Mackenzie Jean.
Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at the Bouton & Reynolds Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. There will be a church service at noon Saturday, Jan. 30 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Bedford St., Stamford. Interment will be scheduled for a later date.
Martinik was extremely generous and contributed to many charities. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Stamford Hospital ICU, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202, Stamford, CT 06902, in care of Stamford Hospital Foundation or by clicking here.
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