Robert Martin

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Dr. Robert E. Martin, 66, passed away at his home on January 4, 2014 with his family at his bedside.

Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Vermont, and received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He interned in Portland, OR then worked with the US Public Health Service in Kotzebue, AK before practicing in Anchorage, AK. Shortly after, he moved to Wasilla where he opened his practice in Family Medicine. After several years, he specialized in Sports Medicine which included regenerative injection treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma injections. He ran the Iditarod Race placing 25th in 1982, regularly played hockey two to three times a week, volunteered for several years as a golf marshal at the professional golf association tournament in Maui, and often played in the Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, CA. Some of Dr. Martin's volunteer work included serving at the following organizations: Mercy Ship ministry in Guinea Bissau, Africa; clinic doctor for the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; team doctor for the US team participating in the World University Games in Korea; and volunteer doctor for the Alaska Avalanche Junior Ice Hockey Team.

Dr. Martin was preceded in death by his father Edward Martin; and his mother Jeanette Martin. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his son Ross; and his daughter Emily; and relatives in Massachusetts.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Lazy Mountain Bible Church, Palmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Ships, PO Box 1939, Garden Valley, TX 75771-1930 or to , , 132 West 32nd Street, New York, New York 10001





Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014
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