Daniel "Danny" William Rockne Martin
December 23, 1960 – October 20, 2018
Daniel "Danny" William Rockne Martin passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home in Grandview, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 23, 1960, the first son of Doris (Hulett) and Gerald Martin. Both parents have preceded him in death. Suffering a seizure in infancy which robbed his brain of oxygen, Danny faced challenges that would have broken a lesser soul, but he faced them with a smile and a wave to everyone. After he and his family moved to Grandview in 1970, Danny attended Grandview public schools and became a well-known fixture in the community. He walked and rode his bicycle, pursuing his avocation of recycling scrap aluminum and making friends throughout the community.
Surviving Danny are his sisters Kathy (Martin) Steen and her children Chad and Natalie; Christine Martin and her husband Jim; Julie (Martin) Kutifan and her husband Besheer with their children Nadder, Aimon, Yousef, Lujane and Saralena; his brother Patrick Martin and Patrick's wife Katie with his children Ryan and Brooke. Danny is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members, as well as his many friends in Grandview and, of course, his beloved dog Herman.
A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the McGilley and George Funeral Home in Grandview, Missouri (12913 Grandview Road). A Celebration of Life will commence at 7:00 PM during the visitation. Interment will be at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline, Missouri where Danny will join his many ancestors who passed before him.
- Visitation Monday, October 29, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018