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Richard J. Martin

1930 ~ 2018 (age 88)

Richard J. Martin, age 88, passed away on September 11, 2018.

Richard "Dick" Martin was born in Grand Rapids to Lawrence and Rose Marie Martin. He attended Catholic Central High School and earned a degree from Aquinas College in 1953. He furthered his education through University of Michigan and Michigan State University extension courses.

Richard served in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command in the United States and the United Kingdom at the end of the Korean War.

In 1963, Richard married his wife, Margaret J. Hynes. Six years later, they moved to Charlevoix with their three children. Richard owned and operated the Charlevoix Agency, Insurance. He was very active in the community and was well known for his sense of humor, adventurous spirit and love of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret; sister Rosemary (Robert) McIntosh; son Michael R. Martin; daughters, Anastasia M. (Michael) Crain and Sharon R. (Kristopher) Kegerreis; and grandchildren Julia, Jared, Alexandra and Makayla.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sister Eleanor Black; and brothers Donald, Clayton, Gordon, Lawrence and Wayne.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the ICU and Hospice of McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital for their compassionate care this past week.

A Christian burial Mass will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14, at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. There is a visitation at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Rosary at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary of the Assumption School, 1003 Bridge Street, Charlevoix, 49720, or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 6333 Medbury Street, Detroit 48211.

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at

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