Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

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John P. Martin

April 29, 1960February 4, 2020

Attorney John Phillip Martin was born on April 29, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio to Judge Paul and Harriet Martin. A born Buckeye, John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University in 1982. He went on to earn an MBA from Bucknell University and then to complete his law studies with a JD from Stetson University and a Master of Law in tax from the University of Miami. John’s determination led him to establish his own practice in 1995, serving clients from the Greater Tampa Bay Area in estate planning and real estate law. A lover of history, science, sports and the outdoors, John truly lived life to the fullest. Free of pretense and judgement, he knew no strangers and would openly share a drink and a joke with anyone. Loved, respected and to be deeply missed by all, he is survived by his loving wife, Janet; children, Lauren, Jack, Taylor and Blake; mother, Harriet; and siblings, Paul, Tina, Mary Jane and Karen. He will be remembered for the many moments of laughter he shared with us all.


  • Rememberance Gathering Saturday, February 15, 2020


John P. Martin

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Ed & Michele Smith

February 6, 2020

John, you are truly a wonderful and compassionate friend that we will greatly miss. Your leadership & friendship can never be replaced. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends who love you deeply. May God and his angels take you in their arms and bless you eternally and may you rest in peace. We will miss you.
With our deepest condolences, Ed & Michele Smith