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Roger Alan Martin, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday April 10, 2017. A true Marbleheader by birth and spirit, he was born June 10, 1946, the youngest son of the late James T. Martin and Doris B. (Smethurst) Martin.
He graduated from Marblehead High School and went on the join the Navy in 1966. He worked for General Electric for 32 years before his retirement in October 2012. Roger had several notable accomplishments during his career including building the first simulator in Lynn and holding part ownership of a GE patent. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends, spending time with friends in a club for department 56 villages, but mostly relished time spent with his wife, children, and dog, Dodger.
Roger is survived by his wife, Glenna (Oliver) Martin of more than 46 wonderful years; his children, Kimberly and Jennifer; brother, David Martin and wife, Ann of Marblehead; sisters-in-law, Nancy Martin and Priscilla Martin, both of Marblehead; many nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and countless friends; and his beloved “buddy,” Dodger. Roger was predeceased by his brothers, James T. Martin Jr. and Wayne D. Martin.
Visiting hours will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead, on Friday, April 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be held graveside at Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Drive, on Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. All relatives and friends are respectfully invited to both. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the James T. and Wayne D. Martin Memorial Scholarship, Philanthropic Lodge, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. To share a memory of Roger or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  April 13, 2017
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