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Garry Douglas Martin

  • On January 6, 2022

Garry D. Martin, 81, died due to complications on

December 27, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh PA.

He was born March 29, 1940 in McKeesport, the son of Edward Charles Martin

And Margaret Mae (Cooley) Martin.

Garry graduated from McKeesport Senior High School and left to work for

Delta Airlines in New York.  When he married and started a family, he moved

them back to Pennsylvania and went to work for Carbidie Inc., in Irwin, PA, where

he worked until he retired. Garry and his wife, Jean Ellen Martin, celebrated 24 years

of marriage on July 26th, 2021.

Garry was heavily involved in the Masonic Order of the Blue Lodge, becoming Master and

Past Master.  He was a true hobbyist his entire life and had incredible talent in

wood working, leather carving and building model airplanes.  He loved to fish, hunt,

target shoot and had a passion for cooking.  He had a passion for a good Western

movie and John Wayne, who he had met while working for Delta Airlines and one of his favorite

stories to tell.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Ronald Martin of

McKeesport, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean Ellen Martin, are his brother Donald J Martin, (Debbie) of

McKeesport, PA; daughters, Margaret Ann Hathaway (Donald) of Pittsfield MA and

Alison Jane Sanchirico (Gary) of Nashua NH.

Three grandchildren; Jason M Martin (Lauri) of Hawley MA, Dannielle N Gomez (Nicholas) of

Nashua NH, Sean Olsen (Michelle) of Plainfield MA.

Four great grandchildren; Kayla Martin of Turners Falls, Olivia Gomez of Nashua NH, Jacob Martin

of Hawley MA. Xavier Gomez of Nashua NH.

The Family will be having a Masonic Memorial Service in the late Spring, the date to be determined,

at the Restland Memorial Park 990 Patton Street Extension, Monroeville PA 15146.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

the Shriners Hospital.

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Alison Sanchirico
Memories of Dad...We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we love you dearly; in death, we love you still. There will always be a heartache, and often a silent tear. But always a precious memory of the days when you were here. If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane, we'd walk the path to heaven and bring you home again. We hold you close within our hearts; and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. (by unknown). My deepest condolences to the rest of my family. That talented, a bit grumpy, opinionated, and stubborn man was one of the lights of my life. He championed everything that I accomplished and loved me for myself. I am a better person for having him as my Dad. I will miss him until we meet again.