January 12, 1932 - August 31, 2013
Sometimes saint and scholar, son of Irish immigrants Vince and Nellie and brother to Mary. Lifelong Angeleno, Martin graduated in 1950 from St. Agnes High School and in 1955 from Loyola (LMU) University. From East Los Angeles Occupational Center to Venice High School and after over 30 years of public service, he retired as principal of Reseda Community Adult School where students and staff remember him as a true gentleman, a "real mensch". Reader, writer and raconteur his favorite causes included the Catholic Worker and Doctors Without Borders.
Martin's legacy lives on in his wife of 54 years, Diana, in his children and their spouses - Anne and John Salazar, Claudia, Michael and Alessandra Conroy, Jennifer and David O'Day, and William, and in his grandchildren - Patrick, Ian, Kathleen, Joshua, Matteo, Nicolas, Diana and Emily.
A visitation and rosary will be held at Bastian and Perrott, Oswald Mortuary on Friday, September 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, September 7 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Canoga Park at 10 a.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2013