James T. Maryniak, of Wappingers Falls, passed away June 8, after a lengthy illness. He was 57. He was born in New Rochelle on July 30, 1962, to Joseph and Mary (O’Neill) Maryniak, and grew up in South Salem.
Jim owned Middletown Tattoo, Tattooz Forever, and Exotic Fish & Kustom Aquariums in Wappingers Falls.
Jim was an amazing artist who loved tattooing and airbrushing. Jim was a great and loyal friend. Family meant the most to Jim, especially his sons and being Pop-Pop to his grandchildren. Mustangs, Harleys, Dunkin Donuts coffee, teaching his grandsons how to draw and his beloved Chihuahuas, Cassie and Lucky, were among his favorite things. Jim will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joy; his mother, Mary; sons, Joseph and Jason; stepsons, Kenny (Ariela and their children: Troy, Derek, Aria, and Aurora) and Kyle Behnken; brother, Jay (Mary); sisters, Sarah (Peter) Geronimo, Mary Pat (Peter) Martini, Maureen (Ralph) Meixsell, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his father and brother, Robbie.
Funeral services were held at Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls.