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On July 21, 2013 at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington. Michael was born on March 22, 1959 in Washington, DC, the son of Vincent A. and Nancy Smith Martino. He graduated from Yorktown High School and received two Associates' degrees from Northern Virginia Community College. Michael was in the catering and fine dining industry for over twenty-five years. He was an account executive at Ridgewell's Caterer, Aramark and DC Rental. Michael managed many high-profile special events, including ones held at the White House. He was an accomplished keyboardist and recording artist, enthusiastic motorcyclist and avid gardener. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Martino, of Arlington, VA; his brother, Daniel Martino of Arlington, VA, and his sister, Nan Martino (Kris) of Lewes, Delaware. Friends may visit the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd, on Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial service will be held at Murphy's on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. Burial at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Capital Caring at their website, capitalcaring.org or to a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 24, 2013.
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August 13, 2013
Barbara and I would like to extend to the entire Martino family our deepest sympathies. May you find peace in fond memories.
Sincerely, Fred and Barbara Rankin
Fred Rankin
July 26, 2013
You have touched many people and will be with us forever.
Our thoughts and prayers for your family.
Roy Beveridge
July 25, 2013
God be with you all during this difficult time. I was in the 1977 class at Yorktown HS.

Cindy Sehnert-Jones
July 25, 2013
So sorry for you loss.
Cynthia Changuris
July 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Lori Baron
July 25, 2013
Michael, you handled your illness with such dignity. Anyone battling cancer should take note. I'm so glad we had that chance to hang out at your mom's house a few months ago to catch up. Unfortunately I didn't get to hear you play one of those keyboards in your sound studio. I am sure there were a lot of things you still wanted to do. Rest in peace old friend until we meet again.
Michael Nester
July 25, 2013
Dear Nancy, Dan, and Nan, Sincere condolences to you upon the loss of Michael. Even though I've been away for many years, Michael remained a good and faithful friend, a friendship I truly treasure. God bless you with His peace in knowing that Mike has now reached his life's goal in Jesus and is resting in the Shepherd's love with his Dad and other loved ones awaiting your arrival. Peace in Christ always,
Richard Lofgren
July 25, 2013
Many memories of Mike run through my head, all the great dinners, celebrations and fun ribbing and jokes. I'm saddened by this loss, yet thankful that Mike is no longer in pain and I'm sure is celebrating his wondrous new form with all his loved ones. He is now free. with much love
Sandy Triolo
July 25, 2013
Get Your Motor Running...
Music and Motorcycles... Ya know? I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't rank it as: Motorcycles and Music...

... then again, having heard you bang those Keys - then caress the Ivories - sing your songs - you would close your eyes, playing like a pro - SMILING ear-to-ear! You delighted many, many folks Bro'!!!

I never rode with you Mike, but I can attest to the fact that gliding through those back road curves on two wheels, banking the turns, opening her up on the straight aways... that kind of FREEDOM is as close to Flying as this man has ever experienced - - - Then again, strumming my flat-top, singing them old songs, bringing smiles to those around me... Well... that's another brand of FLIGHT = Awesome!

So, Hey Mike! Fly on Man... FLY ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tony Greenfield
July 25, 2013
Dear Martino Family, this notice tugs at my heart as I remember the day Michael was born and from there, how close our four boys were! Memories are photographs that won't turn yellow. You can't lose them or misplace them and no one can take them away from you! Look at your memory album for joy and remembering and added strength. I think of all of you often. God's blessings and our love, Carolyn & Paul Morrison
Carolyn Morrison
July 24, 2013
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your loved one. During this difficult time, comfort is needed. Please be assured that our heavenly Father truly cares about the pain and suffering that you are experiencing, and He will help you to endure.
July 24, 2013
Nancy and all the family, I share your loss so keenly. As Carolyn was my best friend, all her family were part of me too. Blessings go with you all and with Mike who is now at peace and rest.
Irene Schecter
July 24, 2013
We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember our last visit with Mike on Pocomoke Street and his stories from his White House days.

Martha and Charlie Smitn
July 24, 2013
I wish I could have known Mike. My prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Dr Randall Green (friend of Dan for many years)
July 24, 2013
Mike-we had some great times together when we were young, we had a great neighborhood to grow up in, part of that greatness was YOU. You are my friend.
Peter Beveridge
July 24, 2013
I'm sure Dad, Carolyn, Marty and all the rest were waiting at the gate for you Bro- enjoy the party until we see you again!
Nan Martino
July 23, 2013
Mike, I'll miss your ever positive attitude.Take care old friend.
mark frederick
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