Our Heavenly Father called Antone Joseph Marty "Tony", home, at the age of 88, on May 25th, 2016. Tony a lifelong Pleasanton California resident, passed away at his home with loved ones by his side.\n\nTony was born August 19th 1927 to Anton and Josephine Marty, who had arrived to America on ships from Switzerland a few years previously. Second child in a family of 6 children, Tony grew up with 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He was very proud of his home town and had many stories of how it used to be. He lived nearly his entire life within a 6 block range and he lived a simple life, always doing things his way. Tony was extremely frugal and his father in-law, would tease that he probably had the first dollar he ever made. As true as that might be he always made sure his family had everything they ever needed.\n\nTony started working quite young. He enjoyed working at the rose garden and the dairy. He signed up for the Merchant Marines at the age of 17. He spent his first Christmas Eve away from home by Australia, on a ship that got torpedoed not once, but twice. Returning home he worked at the gravel pit until he was drafted during World War II for the Army. Upon completion of his orders, he returned home and went to carpenters school and learned a trade that he was very proud of. He joined the Carpenters Union and worked in this field until he retired at the age of 55. Tony worked on many construction projects and bridges, through the years, and would often point them out to his family, while traveling.\n\nTony met his sweetheart, Geraldine, in 1955. They married April 28th, 1956 at the Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Baker City, Oregon. After their honeymoon he took his bride to California where they raised 4 children; Cyndi, James, Kevin and Kelly. Together they built a home for their family in 1965. Up until a few weeks of his passing he could be found working/tinkering around their home.\n\nHe always took Geraldine to Oregon each year, to see family. He enjoyed these trips and especially trips to the Colton ranch. This yearly trip was over 700 miles each way and took over 13 hours which he would do in one day, barely stopping for gas and rest breaks. He continued to drive to Oregon until he was 86 years of age. For 57 years he made this trip until it was decided that he should no longer drive it. Probably 10 years longer than he should have, but when Tony got a thought in his head, there was no stopping him.\n\nNot being able to do something wasn't anything he gave much thought to. Even in his 80's many times he was found on top of tables and ladders trimming the trees and bushes. On his 88th birthday, he was on the roof fixing something that couldn't wait, never asking for help. Tony helped Geraldine with her flower beds, much to her dismay; at times he would often mistake her plants for weeds. Tony was a homebody but some things he enjoyed during his life was the Catholic Church, fishing, camping at Yosemite, huckleberry picking, Sunday drives, picnics in the mountains, visiting family, seeing his children and grandchildren.\n\nHe loved deserts and Geraldine made sure he had deserts at almost every meal. His most favorite pastime was playing cards. His love for cards developed at a young age. Almost every Marty event ended with Tony and his siblings playing cards, then later in life with his children and grandchildren. Many of these card sessions lasted deep into the night. His brother Butch remembers the first time he was old enough to play and sat in for Arnold. That game lasted all night and at one point Butch had the pink slip to Tony's car. Tony usually lost when playing cards with his siblings, however he always seemed to win when playing with his children and grandchildren. He never learned how to do much on the computer, but he somehow learned to play cards on it. Tony continued to play cards into the last couple weeks of his life. His last memories would be of playing cards with his sons, James and Kevin. He will be greatly missed and as hard as it is to say our goodbyes, this isn't the end.\n\nTony was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Josephine Marty, his brothers Frank and Arnold Marty, brother in laws, Paul Klinger and Ed Leipelt, niece Karen Bass, and nephew Frank Klinger.\n\nSurvivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Marty of Pleasanton, California; daughter Cyndi Marty and Hugo Villasenor of Pleasanton, California; son James and wife Young Marty of Patterson, California; son Kevin Marty of Pleasanton, California; daughter Kelly and husband Rusty Aldrich of Haines, Oregon; sisters Josephine Klinger of Manteca, California and Sylvia Leipelt of Escalon, California; brother Butch Marty of Pleasanton, California; 10 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, 12 Nephews and 6 Nieces.\n\nGraveside Service will be held at Rock Creek Cemetery, Saturday September 3rd, at 11:00 am. Reception will follow service at Aldrich home in Haines.\n\nServices are being arranged by Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.