Gary Michael “GM” Martin

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died December 21, 2017

Gary Michael “GM” Martin, 66, of Gladstone, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at home on Thursday afternoon December 21, 2017.

Gary was born October 15, 1951 in Vicksburg, MI and was raised in Watervliet, MI. Gary was united in marriage to Kathy Violette on April 26, 1969 at the St. Rita Catholic Church in Trenary. They made their home in Gladstone where they raised their 2 daughters.

Gary worked for Mead Paper Company for 44 years as a pipefitter, retiring in 2014. He was a member of the All Saints Church and his favorite hobby was fishing. He was very passionate about keeping his yard beautiful and an avid Detroit Tiger fan.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Kathy, survivors include:

Daughter: Kerri (Steve) Edwards of Farmington, MN

Son-in-law: Doug Lewis of Carthage, MO

Lyle (Debbie) Martin of Gladstone
Bill (Tammy) Martin of Hatfield, WI
Patrick (Cindy) Martin of Escanaba
Dave (Ingrid) Martin of Bark River
Jim (Mary) Martin of Powers
Rick Martin of Oregon

Mary (Harv) Heburn of Atoka, TN
Kathleen (Jerry) Conklin of Astoria, OR
Sharon (Jim) Hunter of Portland, OR
Donna (Scott) Winebarger of Corbett, OR

Michael Martin of Superior, WI
Adrianna Lewis of Carthage, MO
Kaitlin, Riley and Jaeger Edwards of Farmington, MN

Numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his special and faithful companion Sophie survive.

In addition to his mother, Donna, his daughter, Kristina Lewis, brother, Steve Martin preceded Gary in death.

Gary’s family will receive friends on Wednesday December 27, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5:00 pm at the All Saints Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Jamie Zyminski officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall.

15 Tributes for “Gary Michael “GM” Martin

    Kathy & Family, My deepest sympathies for the loss of Gary. Gary had the best personality & was a pleasure to be with. We
    certainly shared some wonderful times together along with my son, Matthew. My prayers & thoughts are
    with you. Sincerely, Kay Merlo

    My thoughts and prayers to Kathy, Kerri and the rest of the family. Our dear brother will be missed by everyone. I will keep his beautiful smile in my heart forever. Love you Gary. Go Rest High on that Mountain. Gods speed.

    Gary was a wonderful friend to my husband Joe Mileski. Joe’s Parkinson’s disease was getting bad when they first met fishing at the Municipal Dock. Gary patientally baited Joe’s line, helped him carry his stuff across the street and even cleaned the fish. He Was always very generous, often giving us fish dinners with NEVERa bone to be found. Gary thanks for making Joes last fishing season a great one.

    Kathy….my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family…..may he rest in peace….

    My heart breaks for you all Kathy. May you find peace during this time. We always loved your Florida visits with mom and dad. God Bless you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you….May he rest in peace…

    I had a lot of good times working with Gary at the mill, He was a very big tigers fan, We talk about that for many years. Also back in the day I shoot pool with him, excellent player.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and Kerri! Gary is in Gods hands now..may he rest in Peace! Hugs!

    I worked with Gary over many years at the mill. He had wry sense of humor. I enjoyed talking to him. He was also very safety conscious – I don’t doubt that he spared a lot of people a lot of pain. He will be missed. My condolences to his loved ones.

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