RALPH G. MARTIN

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MARTIN--Ralph G., author of "Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill" and other worldwide best-selling historical biographies, died peacefully at age 92, at his home at Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, NY. His formative personal and professional milestone was reporting for "Stars and Stripes" and "Yank" during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Pastel Martin; his son, Maury (Susan); daughters Elizabeth Martin-Greenbaum (Daniel Greenbaum) and Tina Martin (Richard Kroll); grandchildren Eleanor Martin and Max Martin, Amelia Martin and Maya Martin, and Abigail Martin-Greenbaum; and sister Naomi Van Clair. He will always be much loved and admired, and we will deeply miss him. Donations in his honor to The Authors Guild Foundation, 31 E 32 St, NY, NY: a fitting legacy for Ralph, a man whose passion for writing and life never flagged.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, 2013