Robert Allen Martin
December 22, 1945 – March 8, 2020
Robert Allen Martin, “Bob”, age 74, of Austin passed away on Sunday, March 8. He was in the presence of his loving wife and friends.
Bob was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 22, 1945 to Henry Ivan Martin and Ruth Nottingham. After graduating from Colonel White High School in 1963, he enlisted in the US Air Force, returned in 1969 to Ohio to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Miami University and a Masters in Economics from Wright State University. Bob graduated with honors and was recruited by a local For-Profit Vocational Institute and had a successful career as an educator, administrator and dean.
Bob had a passion for tennis and was grateful for the many friends he made on and off the court. He also enjoyed writing and volunteering as the editor and author of The River Review of River Place a community publication. He continued to dedicate his time as an educator and a mentor to many.
Bob met his wife, Sharon of 24 years on the tennis courts of Rochester Hills Tennis and Swim Club. Bob and Sharon enjoyed playing in tennis tournaments and traveled throughout the US with their dogs. Bob was elated when his son, Drew, married his college sweet heart, Holly Meyer in 2002 and later was blessed with two adorable grandchildren, Avery Juda, 13 years old and Bodhi Hale, 5 years old.
Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Bob with his family at a Celebration of Life gathering on Tuesday, April 7th starting at 2pm at Courtyard Tennis and Swim Club, Austin TX.
Courtyard Tennis Club
5608 Courtyard Dr