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“I will always remember my uncle art for always having that smile on his face and a cold beverage in hand always had time to listen and tell the best...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Kubik - Sarasota, FL

“I will always remember my uncle art for always having that smile on his face and a cold beverage in hand always had time to listen and tell the best...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Kubik - Sarasota

“I will always remember my uncle art with that smile on his face and beverage in his hand always had time to listen and tell the best jokes as I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Kubik - Sarasota, FL


4 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Kubik - Sarasota, FL

“My deepest sympathy to all my cousins and extended family on the passing of dear Uncle Art, who was also my Godfather, present at my christening. He...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Elaine Desrochers - Montreal

“We will miss you❤ ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Linda McGuire - Noblesville, IN

“My condolences to the whole family. I'm going miss Art so much. He was such a good spirited man and such a comic. He will always remain in my heart....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Andrew Desrochers - Family

“What a super guy he was one of a kind .. deepest sympothy & prayers to Martin family ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Frank - Venice, FL

“I can sum up Uncle Art in a few words: joyful, kind, loving. His smile when arriving at a party only hinted at how much laughter and fun he was...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sally Wunderlich - Saint Clair, MI

“I will ALWAYS remember his smile. Ken and I both loved him and always will! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: susan elamri-keith - Clinton Twp, MI


Arthur Gerald Martin, age 85, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his home in Warren, Michigan surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born November 28, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late James Martin and the late Clara (nee: Young) Martin.

Art was raised in Detroit and attended school until the 8th grade only to begin working to help his family. He would later serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War having attained the rank of Airman 2nd Class until receiving his honorable discharge. Following his release from the Air Force, Art returned to Detroit and found work as a bartender. While pouring drinks and engaging the public, Art met many construction workers who convinced him to join their ranks in the trades working heavy equipment.

Art would catch the eye of a beautiful woman sitting on a stool and from that day forward he would never leave the love of his life, Claire. However, it was Claire that eventually asked Art for his hand in marriage. The two were married in 1959 and spent a life of laughing and partying with family and friends.

Art was a very hardworking individual who never missed a day's work. Over the years, Art worked in road construction and heavy construction operating the mining machine. Art was so skilled at operating the mining machine that he was called on to train many other operators around the country and also in Greece. Art worked for many of the large construction companies in Michigan and would later retire from J.D. Construction.

When Art was not hard at work he enjoyed a good stiff drink after work. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes, billiards, and card games. Art was the consummate jokester who could make a room laugh to a roar. He truly was a friend to anyone he met. Later in retirement, while living in Florida, he made many additional friends as well. As Art's brother's passed away he became a "Father Figure" to his nieces and nephews.

Over the years, Art and his wife traveled to many destinations in the United States, and outside the boarders, including Mexico, Banff, Canada, Greece and Hawaii. Beyond traveling, Art enjoyed being outdoors in the sunshine and also playing golf. He will forever remembered as a wonderful fun loving guy who always enjoyed having a good time and a great laugh.

Art was the beloved husband of the late Claire Martin, and was the dear father of Linda (Kevin) McGuire, Kenneth (Cindy) Martin, Philip (Beth) Martin, and Ron Martin. Loving grandfather of Adrien (Laura) Lessard, Robyn (Chris) Clarks, Michael McGuire, and David, Kayla, James & Katie Martin. He was also the great-grandfather of Lily, Ava, Emeliya, Vaughn, Carter, and brother of Margaret (Frank) Agnelo. Art was predeceased by his parents and 13 siblings; Geraldine, Clara, James, Joe, Frank, Eddie, Robert, Rosemary, Kathleen, Marilyn, Angela, and Marie.

Visitation for Mr. Martin will be held Saturday, June 9th from 5-9 pm and Sunday from 2-6 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

Mr. Martin will lie in state on Monday from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren.

Please share memories of Art at his memory book above.