Conrad Wesley Martin
January 10, 1958 – September 30, 2019
Conrad Wesley Martin was born January 10, 1958, in the Capital City of Washington D.C. He was the first child born to his parents, Delores Betts and John (Nip) Martin.
Conrad lived in D.C. until he was 5 years old and moved to Cleveland just in time to begin his education in the Cleveland Public School systems, having attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland. Upon completion of his formal education, Conrad enlisted in the United States Marine Corp., where he worked as a mortar man. He made quite a dashing figure in his dress blues and was proud of his service in the military. During his enlistment, Conrad spent time stationed in Germany and earned badges for Pistol sharpshooting and rifle expertise.
After his commitment ended, Conrad returned to Cleveland to work alongside his mother helping her operate one of her many businesses, Gene & Dee's Confectionery. After the business closed, Conrad made a career in sales and marketing and was most recently employed at the VA Hospital in Cleveland, where he worked until the time of his death. Conrad was a baseball enthusiast, a game he was introduced to as a child by his beloved Uncle Junie (Calvin Betts). It was a game he would continue to enjoy throughout his lifetime. On any given Saturday, you were likely to find Conrad in front of the television, watching a baseball game with a Pepsi in one hand and a snickers bar in the other. In his younger years, Conrad also enjoyed boxing (not watching, but actually boxing) and at one time, was a pretty good harmonica player.
Conrad had a very distinct voice and way of speaking that made him recognizable to anyone, including Stevie Wonder had he met him. Just like his voice, he was gentle and slow rolling and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Conrad was preceded in death by his parents, Delores and John, his sister, Benita and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Conrad leaves to cherish his memory, his son, John Wesley Martin of Cleveland, OH, his daughter, Bijon Delores Martin, of Hampton, GA, his sister, Lucretia J. Williams, of Elgin, IL, his sister Tracy Martin Peebles of Cleveland, OH, Aunts Dorothy Galidez and Joy Lee, both of Cleveland, OH and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
- Wake Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2019