Roy Sing Mar DDS
1927 - 2018

Roy S Mar, DDS passed away on March 14, 2018, surrounded by his closest loved ones. Born in Seattle, WA on December 26, 1927 he was the 8th of 10 children. After serving in the Navy, Dr. Mar became the first Chinese American to graduate from the University of Washington Dental School before establishing his successful practice on Beacon Hill, retiring in 2013.

For numerous years, he was active in the Seattle King County Dental Association holding various positions, including President. He also helped start and coach the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association's first girls' basketball team.

Well-known for his sense of humor, recipes, current events, politics and stories. His primary joy came from spending time with his children and their growing families with whom he loved.

Survived by his 6 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and their families. Per his request, there will be no service. Remembrances can be made to Medic One or Kin On.
Published by The Seattle Times on Mar. 25, 2018.
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My parents were Dr. Mar's patients from 1970 to 2005, when my father passed away and my mother moved from the area. I was also a patient of his until I became an adult and moved out of the area. A great guy with a heart of gold. It was a privilege to be his patients.

Maricres Manaog Talley and Cresencia Manaog
November 7, 2018
I had been Dr Mar's patient from 1978 to 2013 and my husband a bit later, too. We not only liked Dr. Mar for his dental expertise but his kind, gentle, funny and tenderhearted way he cared for us as patients. We LOVED him! Peace and blessings to all his family. Thank you for sharing your Dad with all of us!
September 18, 2018
When I returned to the Seattle/Bellevue area to start my Oral Surgery career, Dr. Roy Mar and his son Rod were instrumental helping me to get started. Dr. Roy Mar was generous, helpful, humorous, and guiding. Dr. Mar gave me the opportunity to establish myself, start my practice, and care for my family. I will remember him for these kind qualities and for this I will always be grateful.
Roger Chin
April 11, 2018
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