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Martin W. Farrar

1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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Farrar, Martin W.

Pittsford: Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 3, 2014 at the age of 91. Predeceased by son, Michael. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Lorraine; son, James (Kathy); grandchildren, Stacey (Achim), Andrew (Mariana), Lindsay, and Jordan; great grandchildren, Callum, Josefina, and Cary.

Martin was born on December 25, 1922 in Hazlehurst, MS. He attended Mississippi College, majoring in chemistry. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as gunnery and communication officer aboard the U.S.S McKee (DD-575). His ship saw action in major campaigns in the Pacific Theatre, including the Solomons, Iwo Jima, and Tokyo. Following WW II, Martin attended the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1950. He worked for Monsanto Company in St. Louis for 34 years, retiring as Director of Research and Development of the Plasticizers Division. In 2003, he and Lorraine moved to The Highlands at Pittsford, where they made many new friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating Martin's life will be held at The Highlands in Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail, Pittsford on Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 AM. The family is deeply grateful for the care Martin received both in the Emergency Department and the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to those units at Strong. To share a memory of Martin or send a condolence to the family visit


Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from May 11 to May 18, 2014
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