In memory of Dianne Martini.
Dianne Martini was one of the first employees at Goldfish Wyckoff back in September 2015. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the school, the families, and the learn to swim process for children was inspiring to all. Dianne 's role as Marketing Coordinator was instrumental in promoting water safety presentations, handling donations for fundraisers, coordinating family swim and special events, spearheading the monthly Bubble newsletter, and much much more.
Her dedication and commitment will be missed by all who knew her, especially by her Goldfish co-workers and Goldfish community of families.
We are honored the family has decided to support the fundraising efforts of Goldfish thru their partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation. This foundation works to raise monies to provide swim lessons to all children thru grants and other programs - even though they may not be able to afford it.
Dianne's full obituary can be found below.
Dianne passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2020. Born at the U.S. Naval Hospital in St. Albans, Queens, Dianne grew up in the Bronx, NY and Washington Township, NJ, graduating high school from Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA). Following high school she attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating with her BA in Marketing before completing her MBA in Marketing at the same institution. Dianne began her corporate career at BMW of North America, where she worked for 28 years, retiring as the National Direct Marketing Manager and Managing Editor of BMW Magazine to aid in the care of her mother. In a stroke of fate, Dianne found Goldfish Swim School and, post-retirement, joined the Wyckoff team as their fourth employee in the role of Marketing Coordinator and Editor of the Goldfish monthly newsletter, “The Bubble”. Dianne was a parishioner of Guardian Angel R.C. Church, Girl Scout Troop 302 “Cookie Mom”, a volunteer at the local soup kitchen, and a member of the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce.Dianne will be celebrated as the beloved mother of Nicole and Christopher, cherished sister of Peter Cain and his wife Valeree, adored niece of Bernie and Jeanne Wirtz, and wife of Jeffrey. She will also be missed by Lyla, her loyal feline companion. Dianne was predeceased by her adoring parents, Charles and Ursula Cain (Wirtz). She will always be remembered for her love of cooking, Crestwood Lake, the Celery Farm, and cruising around town in her BMWs.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a memorial visitation on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:30 - 8:00 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home at 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Guardian Angel R.C. Church in Allendale, NJ. Inurnment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dianne’s memory may be made to the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make a Splash” Initiative that has partnered with Goldfish Swim School. This child-focused water safety campaign was supported by Dianne and aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn how to swim.
More information about the fundraising efforts:
At Goldfish Swim School, we strive every day to help the children we teach be safer in and around the water while building the confidence and skills they need to make waves in life.
But, our mission doesn’t stop there.
We know there is still so much we can do to ensure more children learn the importance of water safety, which is why we are partnering with the USA Swimming Foundation in support of their Make A Splash initiative. This fundraising initiative will go directly to supporting children across the country to learn to swim – children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four. Every dollar put towards the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash initiative aids in our mission to change this scary statistic. Every dollar helps a child build their knowledge, skills and confidence while having fun and being safer in and around the water.
Thank you for being a part of this mission and getting us closer to our goal of $1,000,000 raised by 2024 so that together we can make waves, give back and save lives!