Martin Jay "Marty" Tibbitts
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Martin Jay "Marty" Tibbitts

Grosse Pointe Park - Martin Jay Tibbitts "Marty" passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, during a tragic plane crash in Sheboygan, WI. Outside of family and business, Marty had a passion for historic airplanes, travel, and adventure. He brought his big smile and fun demeanor everywhere he went. Marty is survived by his wife, Belinda Tibbitts, his children Mason (13) and Julia (12) Tibbitts, his stepdaughter, Cameron (13), his parents Larry and Carole Tibbitts, his siblings Shelly Tucker and JC Tibbitts, and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends who will miss his wonderful presence. Marty's family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and condolences. In lieu of flowers, they ask that donations be made to the Stanford University Alzheimer's Research at to further research for a disease that was of grave concern to Marty. Arrangements entrusted to Chas. Verheyden, Inc., Grosse Pointe Park, MI

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Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News on Jul. 29, 2018.
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April 3, 2021
what a og. should be movie made about marty. would have been busted though. too many tracks to cover up. hope his wife finds a way to keep some gainz from that white.
dale johnson
August 4, 2018
Belinda , we are sorry for your loss, Working for you and Marty has been our privilege! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Dan Allan,
Capital Concrete Contractors Inc.
August 1, 2018
Oh, Belinda, I am so sorry for your loss. Yours was such a love story. Marty was such a lovely, fun,
and kind person. I can't begin to imagine your grief at this tragic loss. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your children, Shelly and your family.
Alicia Peck
July 31, 2018
Will like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family. May God comfort and Bless your family.
G Cook
July 30, 2018
Marty's loss is a tragedy for the metro Detroit aviation community. His passion for early post-war aircraft was in the best tradition of aviation preservation and his courage and fortitude set a high bar for those who are destined to follow. From everyone who is a member of the KDET aviation community: to his family and close associates, please accept our heart-felt and prayerful condolences. He was a very special man.

Dave Tarrant, President
Eximious Flying Club
Executive Director,
Coleman A. Young International Airport Education Association
David Tarrant
July 30, 2018
We were saddened to learn of the tragic accident that claimed Marty. We knew him in Saltillo when his family moved there to create an assembly plant.
Michael Lakatosh
July 29, 2018
I am truly saddened to hear of Marty's passing. May your family find comfort during this difficult time. God Bless all of you. May he rest in Eternal Peace.
Sharon Skupski
July 29, 2018
May God Bless Your Family, comfort you and grant you cherished memories of Marty.
Bill Naschak
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