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Richard L Martin

September 9, 1943April 26, 2021
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Richard L. Martin, 77 of Mt. Prospect was born on September 9, 1943, in Bay City, Michigan, to the late DeLorwn and late Ruby Martin, and passed away April 26, 2021. Richard was the beloved husband of Sharon (nee Bacha) Martin for 50 years; loving father of Scott (Heidi Peterson) Martin and Robb (Carrie) Martin; devoted PaPa of Carly, Chloe, Vonn and Sonja Martin; dear brother of the late Lorna (Jerry) Soto and late Terrie Holtzapple; brother-in-law of Ron Bacha and Jerry Soto; fond uncle, Godfather, cousin to many and friend to everyone. Companion to his faithful dog Margie and proud owner of his 1929 Model A Roadster he named "Sparky." Richard was a eucharistic minister at St. Raymond's, member of the Travelighters Camping Club, square dancer with the Arlington Squares and frequent participant in the Mt. Prospect and Rolling Meadows Summer Classic Car shows. He had an undying love for his home town of Bay City, MI, and shared his artistic talents through sign painting for over 50 years. Visitation will be Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 3-8 pm at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL. The Martin family has requested that only 25 people be allowed in Funeral Home at a time. Please be prepared to wait to enter funeral home. Prayers will be said Monday, May 3 at 10:15 am at the funeral home and proceed to St. Raymond de Penafort Catholic Church for a funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities, The Anti-Cruelty Society or PAWS Chicago. Funeral info 847-824-5155 oehlerfuneralhome.com To join the funeral service virtually, please use the following link. Streaming of the service will likely begin approximately at 10:45am (CST): https://www.twitch.tv/strayprivate

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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Richard L Martin

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chad krager

April 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon & family in this most difficult time. Surely Richard is celebrating with his Lord and Savior in heaven with all his family and friends that have gone before. May God Bless you and give you the strength to endure your days here until you see him again. Richard was one of the most dedicated Martin Reunion annual attendees that I could remember growing up and not realizing until I was old enough to understand that he was travelling back to Bay City, MI all the way from the Chicagoland area (700 miles round trip)...WOW! He really loved his extended "Martin" family and we all loved him and couldn't wait to hear about life in the big city. All our Love, your 2nd cuz, Chad & Amy Krager (Lance's boy)

Lou Sbarboro

April 28, 2021

Such a nice guy. Knew him from the car shows. I’ll never forget the way his smile lit up when he would ask the kids if the wanted to blow the horn of his car. No doubt in my mind he got just as much out of that as the kids, maybe more! You will be remembered at the car shows and you will be missed. Lou Sbarboro

Deciderio Animal Soto

April 27, 2021

One of my best memories was when Richard came to Bay City to Draw a Detroit Lion on the Basement wall of my Son's house the Martin Homestead. Richard was the best brother in law a guy could ask for. Very kind Hearted all around Great guy. You will be missed Rest in Peace.

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