March 19, 1949 - December 7, 2019
MARTZ, Lynne F. – 70, of Cape May and formerly of Princeton and Hillsborough, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019. She graduated from Princeton High School and attended both Wagner College in New York and Rider University in New Jersey. She spent most of her career with Johnson & Johnson as a Financial Analyst in the Consumer Products Division. Lynne was a passionate music lover. She played piano and violin and placed in competitions while in High School, but her real love was singing in the High School Choir which carried over into everyday life, e.g. singing in the shower, singing while cooking, singing along with her daughters in the car, singing at concerts, singing to her grandchildren, and could often be heard bellowing out “the hills are alive” from the Sound of Music. Her daughter Dana thought she must have been Julie Andrews in a prior life. She loved sunbathing and the beach and she and husband Dave moved full time to Cape May upon retirement. As Lynne was an avid reader, she could often be found engrossed in a good book at the beach. Lynne worked out at the gym several days a week where she attacked the StairMaster with a vengeance to keep her strength and figure so she could run around the tennis court and look her best. She was known to always be so “put together” with her clothes, jewelry, nails and her enviable legs! Lynne made friends so easily that they’d often comment that it felt like they knew her forever even if only a recent acquaintance. Her friends from her Bunco group, Book Club, Tennis Center and gym consistently said how she was an inspiration to all, demonstrating bravery, courage and class while battling an invisible, relentless disease: cancer. You would never know of her struggles as she was more interested in hearing others stories and experiences than going on about her issues. But Lynne’s true passion, energy and priority in life was her family. It was her world. Mother, wife, grandmother were roles in which she excelled with complete devotion. She always put family first: supporting, listening, challenging and advising to help each person grow and succeed. Her two daughters considered their Mom as a best friend and confidante. They could talk to her about anything without fear of judgment; a special intimacy they shared. And her two grandchildren were her sunshine. “Grammy” gave everything she had to be there for them—singing (of course!), playing, reading, babysitting, coloring, making them laugh—however she could be an important part of their lives. And they gave back their unwavering love to her. The kids simply couldn’t wait for Grammy to come visit. Words that have been used by her friends to describe Lynne include “dear friend,” “great lady,” “brave,” “kind,” “courageous,” and “a bright light in this world.” Shine she did. We will miss her with great sadness and the most wonderful memories. Lynne will forever be loved by her family which includes her husband of 47 years, David; two daughters, Jennifer Martz and Dana (and Edward) Petrone; sister Jill (and Mark) Kretchmer; two grandchildren, Harper and Dylan Petrone; nieces, Kelcy and Katelyn. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested through “In Memory Of” online at www.inmemof.org/lynne-f-martz to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
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