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February 17, 2008
I was one of MARTIN'S ROOM MATES AT OLE MISS. HE WAs A HONEST LOVING PERSON THAT HAD A HUGE HEART AND A JOY FOR LIFE. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED . ONCE HE WAS IN YOUR LIFE HE ALWAYS WILL PART OF HEART. Even though we did not keep in touch VERY MUCH HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY LITTLE BITTY BUDDY
February 16, 2008
martin was one of my roomates at ole miss. I just found out about his death. HE WAS A WONDERFUL FUNNY HONEST person I have ever met. HIS loss has and will greatly effect me the rest of my life. Once he has been in your life ,he will always BE IN my heart. He was just that type OF PERSON
August 06, 2007
I met Martin 7 years ago when we were both new hires for Office Depot and attending training in Florida. I remember Marting as being a fun-loving guy with a terrific sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and getting to know him. This past February Office Depot held a national sales meeting for the first time in 5 years. (they had been holding regional meetings prior to that). I was so excited that that we would be getting together on a national level, as it meant that I would be able to see Martin again and catch up with him...and it was great! It was great seeing him and catching up. We laughed about experiences that we had shared during training and he also shared new stories of his life with me. Martin was a good man and he will be sorely missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have met him. My heart and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers. I am truly sorry for your loss and was so saddened to hear of his passing.
August 06, 2007
Cathy,
I was so sorry to hear about Martin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything, please let me know.

Love,
Randy, Vicki and Maggi
July 27, 2007
To the Crane family: I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Martin at Ole Miss and I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. We had lots of good times together. My prayers are with you.
July 25, 2007
We are very sorry to hear about Martin's death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
July 24, 2007
Mr & Mrs Crane, I am so sorry for your loss. Martin was a great person and he was part of a wonderful loving family that I was blessed to grow up with and know.
July 24, 2007
Ruth,
I just learned of your family's loss, and I am so very sad for you all. Actually, I recall seeing the article in the newspaper last week, but, not recognizing his name, I did not read it thoroughly to see that he was your brother. I was drawn to his picture because of how very nice looking he was. Now, having read the complete article, I notice how much he was surrounded by a very large, loving family, who will, no doubt, be a comfort to each other. Again, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

With sympathy,
Linda & Fred Hornsby
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July 24, 2007
Martin was a man who truly loved living life to the fullest. He had a great spirit and found humor in everything which made him a joy to be around. I will truly miss him but will remember him always. My prayers are with Martin's family. May God be with all of you who loved him so dearly.
July 24, 2007
I'll always remember Martin as an all around good guy. God bless him and may he rest in peace.
July 24, 2007
my heart is trully saddened by the passing of my friend martin.he is with steven and the angels now.the heavens truly wept this day.see ya soon my friend.
July 23, 2007
July 23, 2007
Gwen, Ned and your family, I am truly sorry for your lost. I just lost a brother a year ago and it is painful. Debi Brooks Bordelon
July 23, 2007
DR.CRANE: my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow, and may GOD bless you and your family.
July 23, 2007
My sympathies in your loss.
July 23, 2007
My prayer's and thoughts are with you.Cathy if you need anything please contact me.
July 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you constantly.I thought Father Uto's remarks were appropriate and helpful , and I hope you can derive some solace from them, and from the prayers of all of us.
July 23, 2007
Martin was a wonderful man and great friend. He enriched the lives of all that he touched. He will be truly missed.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
July 23, 2007
Martin was not only a co-worker but also a true friend. I find it so difficult to say goodbye to a man who always made me laugh, held me up when I felt brokendown and encouraged me to get over my fear of sailing so that we could finally take that afternoon trip on his sailboat!
Martin, I will miss you more than words can say! I am glad you found peace in finally coming into to your own and becoming the man you always knew you could be! Those of us who truly knew you, saw that in you all along! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, in this most difficult time. I will never truly understand why your life was cut short but I find peace in your words at our last meeting in Atlanta, that your life was finally all you wanted it to be and that you were closer with your family than ever before! You have a higher calling now and we must all find the peace in that... I will miss you my friend, but our memories will live on in my heart forever!
July 23, 2007
Dear Dr.and Mrs.Crane, Ned, Gwennie, Cathy, David, Kevin and Ruth...This is Sandra Fayard-Jeschke and I am in Germany. Alicia called me and I am in schock. I am so sad that I am not able to be there for Martin's Mass, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. The Crane family is so very special to our family...God bless you all and keep you in the palm of His hands during these sad days. love from, Sandra
July 23, 2007
The last time I saw Martin we went to The Beau to see Robert Plant. I remember how happy Martin was when he called me and found out that I had automatically purchased a ticket for him. Martin, Steven French, Hal Bishop and I attended many classic rock & roll concerts together. I clearly remember the many concerts we attended in New Orleans and Pesacola. Martin was a very good guitar player and we spent many hours listening to Martin explain how each song was played. I know Martin is now in Heaven with Steven French and other friends of ours and they are having fun together. I will miss Martin very much. To the entire Crane family I am very sorry for your loss.
July 23, 2007
Martin was a guy with a big heart, I first meet Martin when he and I were new hires at Office Depot. We spent a weekend in the Keyes snorkeling and enjoying life then of to Miami for the Miami Heat game with the CEO of Office Depot.
We stayed in contact over the years and he will truly be missed.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and freinds.
July 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 23, 2007
Our
thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Martin was truly a kind and special person who will be missed by many.
July 23, 2007
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
July 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 23, 2007
Although i had not seen Martin often since high school, when our paths did cross he acted as if we were best friends. I have always appreciated and remembered that. May God encompass the family with His peace, strength, and love.
July 23, 2007
Martin was truly a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed so much.
July 23, 2007
July 23, 2007
Martin was a blessing in this world. His kind heart and spirit and his beautiful sense of humor will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He deeply loved his family. He was a special person that I am glad I shared time with and special conversation with while we worked together at Office Depot. May God touch the hearts of his loved ones and give you peace.
July 23, 2007
We extend our sincere sympathy and value your trust during this time of remembrance and reflection. We pledge our support now and in the future.
July 22, 2007
Our Prayers and Deepest Sympathy go to the Crane Family. May God comfort you and be with you. The Nashville Sales Team
July 22, 2007
Martin’s enthusiasm for life and loyalty as a friend were blessings to all who knew him. Our lives are enriched by the wonderful memories he leaves us.
July 22, 2007
Ed and Gwen,
With heartfelt sadness on your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May God's grace and strength surround you. Vickie & Stan Tiner
July 22, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and will continue to be with you during the coming days.

With much love and understanding,

Martha Perrett
July 22, 2007
I was very sad to hear of Matin's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with all the Crane family in this time of sorrow.
July 22, 2007
Martin, we will miss you greatly. We had so much fun really getting to know you as you worked on Ann's new home. It will be beautiful and we will have great times there but we will miss your smile and laughter and love of sailing. You have taught us so much about the art of sailing in the Gulf and the need for family to stay together.
Love to Aunt Gwen & Uncle Eddie as you are in our prayers.
July 22, 2007
Martin was very dear to me. I will be forever grateful for the time I was fortunate enough to share with him. God bless you all.
July 22, 2007
We had the fortune of meeting Martin two years ago in New Orleans. Mardi Gras will not be the same without him. We are so sorry for your loss.
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July 22, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Dr Crane; God bless Martin and his speedy reunion with the Lord.
July 22, 2007
Martin was a great person, and good to all who knew him. Our connection was that of music, he will be sincerely missed.
July 22, 2007
I am so surprised and so very sorry to hear about Martin's passing. He was a wonderful person, so caring and sweet with such a pleasant smile. My heart goes out to Martin's family at a time of such tremendous loss.
July 22, 2007
Martin was a fine and decent person and I considered him a friend. I'm deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Crane family during this difficult time of bereavement.
July 22, 2007
My thoughts and prayers remain with Martin's family. Martin was a good personal friend and co worker at Office Depot over the past 7 years. We had many good and happy times together talking about our individual lives growing up on the Gulf Coast. He was always a joy to be around and will surely be missed.
July 21, 2007
I am so very sorry to learn of Martin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
July 21, 2007
To Ruth, Gwendolyn and the entire Crane family..I wanted to let you know that although I have not spoken to Martin in years, he is one of those people that was so very kind, its a memory and inspiration forever. I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
July 21, 2007
We offer our deepest sympathy and on-going prayers to the Crane family. Martin was a wonderful person and a great neighbor. We will miss seeing his smiling face on Wanda Circle.
July 21, 2007
With heavy hearts, we send our deepest sympathies.
JoAnn Walker and Sandy Walker Levi
July 21, 2007
I am very sorry to here your loss. Martin was a great friend to me growing up, I am very sad today but keep having wonderful memories of him. Respectively, Jare Barkley Jr.
July 21, 2007
Please accept our prayers and deep sypathy. May God rest his soul and may perpetual light shine upon him.
July 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Martin was a wonderful man, friend and colleague. He spoke often of his family, friends and sailing. We will miss him dearly. God Bless.
July 21, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss, Martin was a good friend and co-worker with whom I have had the pleasure to get to know and work with at Office Depot. I will miss him dearly, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
July 21, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers.
July 21, 2007
Over the years, working with Martin was a rewarding experience. We were not only colleagues, we considered each other friends. I will miss him greatly. My family's prayers are with his family.
July 21, 2007
My sympathy to Martin's family at this time. I knew Martin at St. John High School.
Stanley Hastings
July 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you....I am so sorry for your loss.
July 21, 2007
Gwen, I am out of town and just heard. I am so terribly sorry. We will not be back in town until next Tuesday but I want you to know my prayers are with you.
July 21, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss. Martin was always full of laughter-A joy to be around. He spoke of his family with love and admiration and he will be deeply missed by many. You are in our thoughts, sending you love & strength,
July 21, 2007
My thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Martin was a wonderful friend and colleague. He will be terribly missed by his Office Depot Family. May God bless you all.
July 21, 2007
We are very sorry for the loss of your son, Martin. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Mike and Tina
July 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this very difficult time.
July 21, 2007
You have my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy. Martin was a wonderful man and a beloved friend. I'm asking God, and all the angels and saints, to comfort you and give you strength. May God bless you all.
July 21, 2007
July 21, 2007
Gordon and I were so sorry to read of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
July 21, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 21, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear of Martin's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
July 21, 2007
To the Crane Family, Martin was a true friend and will be missed dearly. I knew him since the good old days at Gulfport High School. I can say he was a great guy. I will hold you in my prayers.
July 21, 2007
I would like to extend my condolences to all the Crane family. Martin was a good friend and a wonderful person who will be missed very much. My prayers are with Martin and all the Crane family.
July 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Please know your loss is shared by many. Martin was one of the finest people anyone could ever have the privilege of crossing paths with, and his spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. May God rest Martin's soul in Heaven and ease the heaviness of your sorrow with His love.
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