Jack F Martin, M.D.
October 12, 1930 – February 18, 2020
Age 89, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 with this family by his side. Jack was born in Belding, Michigan, the son of Frederick John and Florence Ann (Neveril). Jack married Mary Jacqueline Shields in 1956 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Soon after graduating from University of Michigan Medical School, Jack served two years in the U.S Air Force stationed in Turkey. He then went to Mayo Clinic, before settling in as an orthopedic surgeon in Saginaw, Michigan, where he and Jackie raised their family and remained for the entirety of Jack’s medical career. “Dr. Jack” was the neighborhood doctor, always available at a moment’s notice - at home, dinner, or his private practice – to attend to the innumerable aches and sprains of his beloved community. After his wife, family and everlasting faith in God, Jack’s greatest love was the game of golf. He made lifelong friends at the Saginaw Country Club. Thanks to his hard work and sacrifice, every place Jack called home, whether in Saginaw, Hilton Head Island, or Bay Harbor, had a clear view of the links. In retirement, Jack kept the local booksellers in business with his avid reading, and his skilled hands busy building model boats and planes. And, of course, there was always golf. But Jack was happiest spending time with his wife and best friend, Jackie, his Wild Irish Rose, for 63 years of loving marriage. He also loved the holidays, when his family came home to him. Jack leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Jackie; two sons, Bradley (Kathleen) Martin and Brian (Jenny) Martin; two grandchildren, Jackson and Benjamin; seven nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jeanne. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 25 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 2250 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM, until the time of service at the church. Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Memorial Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2020
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 25, 2020
- Burial of Ashes Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Jack F Martin, M.D.
February 21, 2020
Dear Brian and family,
My condolences on your father's passing. I'm sorry I never had the pleasure to meet him but it appears he was an amazing fellow. (I'm not surprised!)
May this period of time allow you an opportunity to grieve.
May you cherish the time swapping memories and moments with family and friends, and perhaps enjoying stories you've never heard until now.
Thanks for sharing the photos on this site. They truly represent everything said about your Dad's love for your Mom, family and golf.
Peace to you and yours...
February 20, 2020
The first time I met Doc/Jack was a couple years before he became my father-in-law. He picked Brian and I up at Traverse City Airport and announced early on in the two hour trip to Bay Harbor that we would be stopping at Friskes.
"Do you know what that is?" he asked me, wearing a mischievous grin I would grow quite fond of over the years. I said I didn't know. "It's a topless bar," he told me, still grinning.
Of course, Friskes wasn't a topless bar. It was a farm market and soup and sandwich shop. They have the best donuts. Doc always knew where the best donuts were.
RIP, my favorite father-in-law.
February 19, 2020
Jackie, Brad and Brian and families,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you for your loss. Jack brought joy and happiness to all around him. Always had a great smile and a joke or story to tell. We always enjoyed visiting on our trips up north.
Yachi, Mike and Helly Hughes
February 19, 2020
Dear Jackie, Brad and Brian,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this time of loss. Jack and I were the first two of the Neveril sisters' children (Jack's mother Florence and my mother Adele). Needless to say, Jack always thought he was the most important since he was older.! I did admit he was older.
Although we will not be able to join you at Jack's services, we will remember Jack and you in our prayers and always.
JoAnn and Lloyd Baylis