SPARTA - Martin C. Jachts went home to the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was 75. Martin was born in Newark, lived in Paterson and Hawthorne and for the past 48 years resided in Sparta. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was employed in sales and management for 16 years with Pfizer Inc. In 1977 he founded Seegott Inc. of New Jersey, which prospered and flourished through his retirement on Dec. 31, 1999. He was an active member of the Metropolitan New York Paint and Coatings Association. Martin had an exuberance for life. He was an avid fisherman, skier and gardener. He also was a Eucharistic minister and choir member at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church in Sparta, which brought him great joy. Martin is survived by his beloved spouse of 53 years, Ann Marie Jachts; his son, Darren and his wife, Victoria, of Franklin Lakes; his daughter, Dana Friedl and her husband, Michael, of Purcellville, Va.; his brother, Arthur and his wife, Celeste, of Howell, and six grandchildren: Diana, Veronica and Jessica Jachts, and Julia, Loudon and Marissa Friedl. Family and friends are invited on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church on Wednesday, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Memorial contributions may be made in Martin's name to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 4, 2013