Joyce Marotta, former wife of Anthony Marotta Jr. and a beloved member of the Tony Mart’s Presents family, passed away at the age of 52 on Oct. 9, 2010, after a long illness. (See pictures from the Nov. 6 benefit event here)
In tribute, Tony Mart’s Presents will host the “Love for Joycee Wah” benefit on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 5-9pm at the Somers Point Fire Company #1 on Bethel Road.
“We’re going to pay tribute in the same way that we lived our lives together with her,” says Carmen Marotta of Tony Mart’s Presents.
“We’re going to have great music, real smoked barbeque pork and chicken, and lots of fun. I spoke with Joyce days before her passing and she thought it was a great idea. We vowed whether she was able to be there or not that we would have this party for her.”
In addition to dinner, beer and wine, the party will feature some of South Jersey’s greatest entertainers, including keyboardist Dr. Bobby Fingers and singer/guitarists Ernie Trionfo and Jeff Schwachter (editor of Atlantic City Weekly).
“Joyce was a cherished member of the Marotta family and an integral part of the Tony Mart operations in the final years, from 1979-’82,” says Carmen Marotta. “All of her friends and Tony Mart aficionados are invited to celebrate her life with happy reminiscences of her life — and party!”
An all-inclusive donation of $25 may be made payable to the Joyce Marotta Benefit, and can be presented at the door or sent in advance to 6 W. Lakeview Dr., Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, 08234 in order to reserve tickets for the event.
“There is a real need to help Joyce’s immediate family and we ask everybody to come out and be as generous as possible so that we can present the estate with a great donation,” adds Marotta.
Read Jeff Schwachter's award-winning story here about how Bob Dylan met "The Band" ( Levon & The Hawks at the time, August 1965) and went on to change rock 'n' roll forever.
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Levon and the Hawks were about to hit the stage when the band’s bass player, Rick Danko, seemed to be missing. When Frye discovered that Danko was in an Ocean City jail — busted for smoking marijuana — he had the sergeant of police in Somers Point, Lyn Bader, contact the Ocean City Police Department and persuade them to let Danko come to Tony Mart’s so the band could perform.
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