Philip Hardcastle Martin
1932 - 2020
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Philip Hardcastle Martin

Lansing - Age 87, passed away November 16, 2020. He was taken too soon by Covid-19. Phil was born on December 14, 1932 to the late Harold and Evelyn (Dent) Martin. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Phil met his soulmate and love of his life, Lois Shirley Carr and they were married on Sept. 20, 1957 for 63 wonderful years. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which brought him to his longtime career with Owens Corning Fiberglass/Performance Contracting Inc. Beginning as an estimator, promoted to manager, and finally retiring as a Regional Manager, his career allowed him to travel all around the world and make lifelong friendships along the way. Phil was his happiest on the golf course. He played in many tournaments with many memorable hole-in-ones. Whenever he had a chance he was golfing with Shirley or his children. He enjoyed vacationing near the ocean, his two favorite places being Myrtle Beach and Florida. He & Shirley loved to be in the waves & body surfing together. Phil was an avid gardener, having some of the most beautiful roses in the neighborhood. Phil was a loving and caring Husband, Father & Grandfather. He has been by Shirley's side lovingly caring for her the last several years. Shirley will be lost without her life-long partner and best friend she will miss him beyond measure, as will his family and friends. Preceded in death are his parents Harold William & Evelyn B. Martin, brother Keith Martin & Niece Wendy. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Martin; sister, Penelope A. Martin; 3 daughters & 2 sons, Janice (Tom) Ruhala, Phyllis (Kirk) Boettcher, Dave (Ellen), Lynda Martin-Weese , and Steve (Karen); 8 grandchildren, Matthew (Aileen), & Kyle Weese, Natalie (Parker) Crosby, Heather (Josh) & Brandon Seymour, Devyn (Maggie) Boettcher, Weslie & Alyssa Martin; 3 great-grandchildren, Hailey Heath, Brighton & Finley Crosby plus many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. A celebration of Phil's life will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers Philip would prefer donations be made to the St. Jude foundation.






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Published in Lansing State Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Carl and I are sorry to hear about Phil and Shirley. We have fond memories of bridge and golf trips with them. Please let us know when there will be a memorial.
Jo Franz
Friend
November 22, 2020
Phil Martin you knew what happiness was. You and Shirley made a wonderfull happy family together. God Bless You Phil Martin
Betty Meredith Nygard
November 20, 2020
Phil was an awesome man and I am blessed to have known him. His photo is perfect - wearing a golf shirt and a big smile! I will always have fond memories of him and enjoyed the time I spent with him as my Father-in-Law. Take care everyone, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Martin
Friend
November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss!! I pass the house on Sherwood everyday and think of u all!! My condolences to u all!! ((Hugs))
Susie Mead
Friend
November 19, 2020
Phil Martin passed on his beautiful smile to his children. Thinking of you Shirley, Lynda, Phyllis, Jan, Dave and Steve. The Wildenthals have such good memories of your family. Wishing you strength to bear this loss. -- Lora
Lora Wildenthal
Friend
November 19, 2020
I am SADDENED to hear of Phils passing he was ONE OF A KIND one of the most CARING FRIENDLY KIND PERSON I ever met.I was Shirley's caregiver for a few years but DID I EVER MAKE A FRIEND.He told me many stories of ALL THOSE TRIPS .AND HOW HE MET YOUR MOTHER. IM SURE HE WILL BE DRIVING HER CAR THROUGH THOSE PEARLY GATES PATIENTLY WAITING FOR HER.MAY GOD GIVE PEACE AND COMFORT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
Cindy Shaw
Friend
November 18, 2020
My uncle Phil was the best uncle you have. He also smiling, laughing he will be sadly missed. I love uncle Phil. I wish we could have gotten together more often. Miles apart. You will always be in my heart. Love you Denise Bean/Raymond.
Denise Bean
Family
November 18, 2020
My Uncle Phil....full of love for his family and life. Will always remember times when we were little....sad that we grew up far apart. Much love to Aunt Shirley and all my cousins and their families Debi
Deborah Withee
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