Martin, Michael, - 72, of Mullica Township, On May 8, 2021 Michael "Mike" Martin, Sr., 72, of Mullica Township, peacefully joined the Lord and got to hug his beloved daughter, Tara. Mike was raised in Mays Landing before beginning his service as an SP5 in the United States Army (1969-72) serving a year in combat in Vietnam. Anyone who knew Mike quickly saw his joyful spirit and quirky jokes (Ignats/Oriot). His civilian career began at Wheaton Factories and later flourished as a lineman for NJ Bell (Verizon) for over 30 years. Mike made great friends and loved his career. Outside of work, he maintained a lifelong friendship with Gary (Karen) Owen. During retirement, Mike explored his cooking passion and dedicated even more time to his family. He always enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and wife. Preceded in death by parents Elizabeth & Paul Martin, brother David Martin, sister Bonnie Moran (Martin) and daughter Tara Cintron (Martin). Survived by loving wife of 47 years Deborah Martin, Dawn, Michael & Maryfrances Martin; grandchildren: Hannah Cintron, Keith Martin, Alexandra Martin, Anthony Martin, Ty Earle, Drew Martin, Tara & Camila Pardo; sister Wendy Ryan (Martin); sisters-in-law: Frances Mazza (Snyder), Donna Nuneville (Snyder) and loving nieces and nephews. Memorial services to be held on May 22, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, 109 NJ-50, Mays Landing, NJ. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to https://gofund.me/533043a8
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on May 12, 2021.