Alfred-Martin-Obituary

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Alfred W. Martin

New London, Connecticut

Sep 4, 1938 – Aug 26, 2020 (Age 81)

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BORN
September 4, 1938
DIED
August 26, 2020
AGE
81
LOCATION
New London, Connecticut

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Byles Memorial Home - New London Obituary

Martin, Alfred W. 81 of Waterford went to be with his Savior Wednesday August 26, 2020. with family at the home of his son.  Alfred was born September 4, 1938 in New London the eighth of nine children born to Amos Martin and Flora Caldon Martin.  He married the former Edith Stirton. Edie was the love of his life. Al spent the last six years caring for her. She preceded him in death on December 6, 2019.


He was an industrious young man growing up in Eastern New London working in grocery stores and gas stations, holding up to 3 jobs at a time. While attending New London High School he enlisted in the army reserves. Upon graduation he went to work at Pfizer Inc. holding several positions over a span of 39 years.


He also owned and operated A&E Printing & Rubber Stamp Service for more than 25 years. Al dedicated himself and was very active in several area churches.


He leaves behind, Daughter: Carole Baier; Son: Gary Lee and his wife Nikki; Son: Bill Martin and his wife Maryann; Brother: Kenneth Martin; Grandson’s : Lance, Jon, Josh, Billy, Mike, and Dan; Great Granddaughter: Olivia. Besides his wife Edie, he was predeceased by, Granddaughter Stephanie Baier; Brothers: Amos Jr., Joseph, Adrian and Robert; Sisters: Flora Crepeau, Lois Brown and Roberta Nestor. 


The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors and nurses from Lawrence & Memorial Hospital who cared for him.  As well as the caring professionals of Beacon Hospice who made his last days of his life much more comfortable.


 A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held 11:00am Monday August 31, 2020 at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford.  COVID precautions will be in force.  Masks must be worn and social distancing is in effect. The service will be available via ZOOM ID #848 4885 2320.  Please, you MUST mute your phone while watching.

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Glenn and I are sad to hear of Al's passing. He and Edith were always willing to keep an eye on our house when we skipped off for the weekend somewhere. They were also quick to fill us in about anything going on in the neighborhood. We will miss his waves and always smiling face. I especially enjoyed our curbside chats with Al when we were both outside working in the yard. Rest in peace Al, you were a good man!

Alfred was my uncle - "Uncle Al" - my mother Lois' youngest brother. He was the rock that most of the family relied and rested upon. He was very smart, quiet, reliable. I loved his laugh. And I loved the way he loved his family. I will miss him very much.

We miss you dad.
Thanks for being a loving father to Carole, Bill, and me; and a loving husband to our mom.
We love you!

During my 5 years in the Asc/Ery department of Pfizer, Al was the "axle" upon which the rest of us "wheels" rotated. Without his centering organization, knowledge, and daily extraordinary efforts, the successes we achieved would have been impossible. I regret that Al's greatest failure was his inability to correct my persistent disorganization; which remains fully rampant to this day, even in retirement! Al was the best man I ever knew, and this world is diminished by...