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Edward J. "Marty" Martin


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Edward J. "Marty" Martin Obituary
Edward J. "Marty" Martin

Grand Blanc - Martin, Edward J. "Marty" -- Age, 88, of Grand Blanc, died May 13, 2019. Funeral mass will be celebrated 9 AM Saturday, May 18 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7296 Gale Rd., Grand Blanc. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to St. Mark's. Ed was born April 3, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the son of Ed and Stella Martynowicz. He was a graduate of St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago, where he played quarterback for the Mustangs, and boxed in the Chicago Golden Gloves tournament. He was a member of the Theta Kappa Phi fraternity, graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He married Patricia Burian on October 16, 1954, and together they left for Ft. Knox, KY, for his assignment as 1st Lieutenant in the 11th Armored Cavalry. After the Army, he worked as plant manager for Py-O-My Foods in Chicago, and earned his MBA from Loyola University. In 1968, he left the Chicago area with his family to finish his career in Detroit. He became plant manager for Detroit Coca-Cola, general manager at Vernor's, plant manager at Continental Baking Company (Hostess and Wonder Bread), vice-president of Towne Club, and finally retired with the Vie de France bakery. Surviving are: daughter, Pamela Martin (Hildebrand) and husband, Joseph; son, David Martin and wife, Leigh; and five grandchildren, Griffin, Kelsey, Blake, Abby and Karsten. Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News on May 15, 2019
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