CDR Anthony (Tony) Ralph Marino, USN (retired), age 65, passed away peacefully, Tuesday May 16th, 2017.
CDR Marino was born February 4, 1952 in North Plainfield, New Jersey to Anthony and Rosalie Marino. He was the oldest of 4 sons. Growing up, he excelled in school and sports, and had a passion for soccer and wrestling. As an "A" student, Tony achieved an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with the class of '74. He proudly served in the Navy for 20 more years. He did tours of duty in VAW-125 and VAW-122 in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Japan, and Key West, Florida as a Naval Flight Officer. He went to the Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, MD where he later became a Flight Instructor. Tony retired from the Navy in 1994 and would go on to work in the defense sector. He recently retired from Northrup Grumman.
Tony was a member of the local VFW, had a love for sailing, a passion for traveling with wife Barbara and was involved in the Boy Scouts as a Den Leader in his grandson Jordan's troop. He always enjoyed socializing with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Ryan and A.J., grandsons Jordan and Andrew, and brothers Ray and Ricky. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry.