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MARTZ, Richard Richard Earl Martz of Roswell passed away September 12th at Emory University Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Nashville, his parents, Louise and Bill Martz, now deceased, moved to Marietta to work at Bell Aircraft. Richard's work ethic was established early when, as a youth, he carried newspapers for the Marietta Daily Journal. Later, he spent summers at his grandparents' dairy farm and worked in his uncle's hardware store. Richard graduated from Marietta High School, attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and graduated from Georgia State University. In 1963, he married Virginia Price, his wife of fifty - four years. At this time, he joined Lockheed and was selected to be among the first class of numerical tool programmers. Next came his years at MSA, where he met and made life-long friends and business associates with whom he founded Consultec, Inc. They spent thirty years growing the firm to a national footprint with over a thousand employees. Richard was a voracious reader with abundant intellectual curiosity and a memory for obscure facts. Hiking in the west and walking in local parks was his passion. He traveled both domestically and internationally. Survivors include his wife Virginia Martz, Shelly and Scott Lehmann, Richard and Shawn Martz. Five grandchildren brought joy to his life: Virginia Claire and Jackson Lehmann, Caroline, Lauren, and Julia Martz; Sister Mrs. Donna Bustos; a niece, nephews, aunts, and cousins. Dunwoody United Methodist was his church home for almost forty years. He was a member of the Pacesetters class. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 24th at 3:00p.m. A reception will follow as we continue to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Glacier National Conservancy, P.O.Box 2749, Columbia Falls, MT. 59912 glacier.org/donate.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2017
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