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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
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.