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STAMFORD - Richard W. Martin, 77, of Stamford, passed away at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home on Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018, following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Born on July 8, 1940, in Hobart, Richard was the son of the late Ward and Marie (Sternberg) Martin.
A 1958 graduate of South Kortright Central School, Richard worked on a local farm until proudly serving in the United States Navy from 1959 until 1966.
He was married to Sandra Martin on Dec. 22, 1960, a union that lasted 56 years until her passing on their anniversary in 2016.
A computer programmer, Richard worked for various companies and retired from New York State OTDA in Albany. He also worked with the Connecticut State Police as an Auxiliary State Police Officer for many years.
Mr. Martin was always very athletic. He enjoyed playing basketball in rec leagues and enjoyed bowling with family. He enjoyed the outdoors, doing yard work, working on cars and walks in the woods.
Besides his wife, Richard was predeceased by a great-grandchild, Holly Maynard.
He is survived by his children, Quincey (Edward) Dudek of Ballston Spa, Beth (Steve) Martin of Tolland, Connecticut and Richard S. "Scott" (Susan) Martin of Harpersfield; grandchildren, Shayne Dudek, Conor Dudek, Rhaya (Dustin) Maynard, Alexis Martin, Christopher Martin and Heather Martin; great-grandchildren, Keagan Maynard and Kyle "KJ" LaClair Jr.; sister, Helen (Larry) Kelly of Delhi; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 40 Cornell Ave., Hobart, followed by a reception and time of remembrance at the Grand Gorge Fire Hall, Grand Gorge.
Contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org to battle Parkinson's Disease.
Share online condolences with the Martin family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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