Date Created: 01/19/2017
Last Updated: 01/20/2017

In loving memory of Michael Martin Sr.
9/29/1939 - 1/17/2017

Location: Jackson, New Jersey

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Michael Joseph Martin
Michael Joseph Martin, age 77 of Jackson, New Jersey, died on January 17th, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1939 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Edmund J. and Bernice (Cole) Martin. He was a graduate of Bay City High School class of 1957. He also attended the Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Mike served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and served at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois. While there he met his future wife Barbara, a Navy Nurse. He was also attached to the Third Marine Air wing in El Toro, California. The couple married in 1963 and moved to Linden, New Jersey where they raised their children Deborah, Rachael, and Michael Jr. Michael Sr. and Barbara moved to Jackson in 2005.
Mike was employed by the former Exxon Research and Engineering Company in Linden where he held the positions of Senior Research Technician and Site Supervisor. He retired in 1995 after thirty years of service
Mike had been a member of the former Linden Volunteer Ambulance Corps, holding positions of Captain and President and was honored for thirty years of service to the City of Linden.
Mike was an Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 34, Reformed Church, Linden, NJ. He was a merit badge counselor for several first aid and emergency-related merit badges and continued with that even after he finished serving with the Troop. He was a member of the Linden Public School # 1 PTA, and was a library volunteer and class trip chaperone. He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and had served as a lector for many years.
Mike was avid walker, even after he used a rolling walker to get around, and would stop and talk to those he encountered on his walks.
Mike is survived by his three adult children; Deborah J. Morejon and her husband David , Rachael Rosky and her husband Michael, and Michael Martin Jr. and his wife Angela. He is also survived by his most proud legacy, his four grandchildren, Vanessa and Ava Rosky and Michael III and Daniel Martin. He is also survived by his three siblings, Karen Meeks, Anne Estep, and James Martin.
A chapel service will be held at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Military Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey on Friday, January 27th at 11:30 am.
In his memory, Mike’s family ask that you make a donation in his name to a military or Parkinson’s related charity of your choice, or to make a donation to your local volunteer ambulance squad.


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From: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Friday, April 13, 2018
Dear Michael & Rachael, Jesus taught that someday "all those in the memorial tombs" will be resurrected. (John 5:28) Jehovah is the Creator of all life. Should it be hard to believe that he can re-create life? Of course, much would depend on Jehovah's memory. Can he remember our dead loved ones? Countless trillions of stars fill the universe, yet God knows the name of each one! (Isaiah 40:26) So Jehovah God can remember our dead loved ones in every detail, and he is ready to restore them to life.

From: Robert Petraitis Saturday, February 4, 2017
Rachael, Mike & Debbie- I'm sorry I was unable to attend your father's memorial service to show my respects. Events in my own life have had me preoccupied of late. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that I feel your family's loss. I think I told Mike Jr at your Mom's wake- it was only when I got older that I realized in hindsight how involved our two families were, going through school with Rachael, going through Scouts with Mike. We were all there for so much of the same experiences together. And your parents--ESPECIALLY Mr. Martin--had a tremendous impact on my life. I remember all those camping trips, and all those dinners & ceremonies, and all that school stuff. Without realizing it at the time, your Dad would become one of my role models. I have been a Scout leader now with my own son for the last 10 years. I have not only been involved with my son's Pack & Troop, but am also involved at the District and Council level now. And I know that I do this in no small part to pay the universe back for giving me that bear of a man your Dad was when I was the one who needed a Leader. I often find myself saying and doing things that your Dad & Mr. Konecheny & Mr. Way used to. And every time it happens, it brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. (Turns out I have the same kind of booming voice as an adult; and I have been known to belt out a couple of lines of Oh What A Beautiful Morning on camping trips.) So please take some comfort in knowing that we are ALL your Dad's--and Mom's--legacy: all the people whose lives intersected with theirs, and yours. That's a lot of love and respect that your folks gifted the world with. God bless.

From: Jae King Thursday, January 19, 2017
Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know words can do little to take away the pain you are feeling, so may the God of comfort be with your family, helping you to cope. Lean on Him in the days to follow. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and Psalms 147:3) My deepest sympathy.

From: Never Gone Thursday, January 19, 2017
Dear Michael,

We are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. We will be here to do everything we can to help you remember the life of your lost loved one. We hope that our site will allow you deal with the loss in your own way. God Bless.

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