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James Richard Martin

January 15, 1935June 6, 2021

James Richard Martin, age 86, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. James was born January 15, 1935.

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Nancy Blalock

June 18, 2021

Jim and Shirley's priority in life was family, and what a wonderful one they have! So many hobbies, talents, professions, grandchildren's accomplishments, and family gatherings were of the greatest interest to Jim. Throughout their many years of marriage, Jim was devoted to his wife and always checked on Shirley wanting to know that she was ok. What a beautiful memory he left when he recently exclaimed, "We have wonderful children!" Jim will be sorely missed by all. Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss and pray for you to have the peace of Christ always in your heart... Love, Nancy

Bob & Carol McCabe

June 14, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of Jim's passing and we pass along our condolences to Shirley and the family. I worked with Jim for almost 29 years. He was an integral member of the staff at our small company. He was good natured guy and a pleasant to be around. I still remember an occasional bird call echoing across the shop from "Martin". I also remember a trip to Mazatlán, Mexico when Jim took us to a "quiet" little bar called Senor Frogs. Quite an experience. On the same trip, Jim was kind enough to walk to a nearby Dunkin Donuts and get dozen chocolate donuts. We all had a good laugh when he returned with the donuts in 90+ degree heat and all the chocolate was in a puddle at bottom of box. Jim was a good guy and I considered him a friend on not just a work colleague. He will be missed.

Valerie Wrede

June 11, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Jim later in his life and recall his laughter, happiness, and joy being near family at the beach. 💜