Charles C. Martini Jr., 41, of West Chester, a vice president of Citigroup, died at home Friday, Dec. 16, of pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Martini graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill. He earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and master's degree in business administration from St. Joseph's University. He was a certified public accountant.
He was an Eagles season-ticket holder and a Phillies fan, and had a passion for cars, his wife, Debra Pinto Martini, said. He owned a 1965 Dodge Monaco and subscribed to many car magazines, she said. While undergoing proton therapy in Indiana, he visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mr. Martini was treated successfully for duodenal cancer in 2003. His pancreatic cancer was diagnosed in 2009. Before the proton therapy, he had radical surgery and participated in a clinical trial at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, his wife said. He never complained and his battle with cancer was inspiring, she said.
In August, he was able to vacation with his wife and children at Walt Disney World and returned to work at Citigroup in New Castle, Del., in September.
In addition to his wife of 12 years, Mr. Martini is survived by a daughter, Francesca; a son, Phillip, his parents, Annetta and Charles Sr.; and a brother.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester. A Funeral Mass will be follow at 11 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 15 E. Pleasant Grove Rd., West Chester.
Donations may be made to the Francesca and Phillip Martini Education Fund, 814 Huber Place, West Chester, Pa., 19382.