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Obituary for Martin Sr. Robert L

In Loving Memory of Robert L. Martin Sr. Robert Martin Sr., age 93, passed away in the early morning hours of April 28, 2024, holding the hand of his beloved wife Theresa and surrounded by his loving family. Robert, affectionately known as Bob, was born on June 11, 1930 in Lansing, Michigan and was a man of honor and kindness. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy for nine years, a period that shaped much of his early life. He eventually set out to pursue his passion for education at the University of Michigan, where he earned a degree in special and elementary education. This passion led to a fulfilling career of thirty years in the Trenton school system, where he touched the lives of countless students with his wisdom and warmth. Bob's legacy is carried on by his devoted wife, Theresa Knapp-Martin, five children, four stepchildren, seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, all of whom brought him great joy and pride. He is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law Joan Foucher, her family, and many dear friends and neighbors whose lives he enriched. Bob's love of teaching was matched only by his love of family and community. His humor, storytelling and passion for his many hobbies, which included bowling, golf and fishing, are just a few things that will be greatly missed by those who lived around him. A private celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause he passionately supports.

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