William Martin

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Martin, William SCHENECTADY William "Bill" Martin, 69, died peacefully on August 6, 2018, at his New Jersey Shore house, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Rockland County, N.Y., he was the son of Mary O'Rourke Martin and James W. Martin. Bill attended SUNY Cortland and S.C.C.C., graduating with a degree in criminal justice, which led to his career as a sergeant with the Schenectady Police Department. He also served as the sergeant-at-arms in the N.Y.S. Senate and was a firearms instructor at the N.Y.S. Police Academy. He wrestled, played football and hockey, and ran for many years. His special joys were spending time with his children and grandchildren, being near the ocean and baking his famous apple pies for his family. Bill is survived by his children, Christopher (Elizabeth) Martin, Sarah Martin and their mother, Sally (Jack) Quinn; Jeffrey Martin, Meghan Martin and their mother, Gabrielle (Mike) Martin-Stenard; and grandchildren, Isabella, Sophia and Christopher Martin. Also surviving are siblings, James (Barbara) Martin, Edward (Lena) Martin and Elizabeth (Robert) Gould; goddaughter Mary McGinley; godson Edward Martin Jr., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Richard Martin. Bill was a regular communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church where he taught Sunday School. He was a gentle man who will be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral which will begin on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:15 a.m. at the Gleason Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Church Restoration Fund, 806 Union St., Schenectady, NY, 12308.

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Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2018