William James Martin passed away at his home on June 11, 2020. Patricia, his loving wife of 62 years, was at his side, as she always was. Bill had a deep faith and lived his life to the fullest. His love for family and his desire to look for the good in all things will live on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bill was born on Gallagher Street in Buchanan, NY, the son of the late William and Mary Grey Martin. His older sisters, Roberta (Bobbie) Marallo and the late Catherine (Honey) Berndt doted on him. He met the love of his life at age 12, when she moved in across the street. Bill graduated from Hendrick Hudson HS (class of 1953) and went on to serve as a member of the Seabees in the US Navy in Africa. He was proud to be a veteran. Bill had a successful career as an operating engineer in Local #137. He contributed to the construction of many buildings and bridges in Westchester County and beyond.
Bill is survived by his wife and best friend, Patricia (Tobin); his children Michael (AnneMarie) and their daughters Danielle and Ariana (her fiance Steven); William Patrick (Cheryl) and their children Samantha (Dan) and Danny (Liz) and their grandchildren Zachary, Wesley and Callie; Toby (Paul) Kawulicz and their children Lauren and Stephen; and Kelly (Billy) Olszewski and their daughter Marisa (CJ) and their grandsons Jackson and Mason. He was predeceased by his infant son William James Martin III. Bill is also survived by his sister Bobbie and many nieces and nephews.
After retirement, Pat and Bill enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, loving each other and every trip. The best trips of all were the vacations that the whole family took together, creating many treasured memories at Long Beach Island, NJ.
Reposing, O’Mara & Carpentieri Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM. Funeral Mass, Holy Spirit Church Cortlandt Manor, NY on Mon at 11:15 AM. Interment, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Verplanck, NY to follow.
Bill would hope that you would remember his smile and take the time to do a kind deed in his memory. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
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