OBITUARY

Hans Fritz Wilhelm Maertins

March 10, 1949May 5, 2018
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Hans Fritz Wilhelm Maertins, age 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on March 10, 1949 to the late Hans and Wanda (Schuh) Maertins in Braunschweig, Germany. He attended Shelby High School in Ohio, graduating class of 1967; then furthered his education at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH obtaining a Bachelor's degree then a Master's degree at RPI in Hartford, CT in Mechanical Engineering. Hans worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Honeywell. In 1970 he married Margaret Ann Ludwick in Broadview Heights, OH. He enjoyed playing tennis, fishing, traveling, and relaxing at his home in Astoria, Oregon. Hans is survived by his loving spouse of 47 years, Margaret; three children, Jennifer (Emily Moore) Maertins, Rebecca (Duane) Whitcraft, and Brent (Amanda) Maertins; two sisters, Anneliese Beier and Edie Cole; three grandchildren, Lana, Calleigh, and Deklan; and many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the Rosary recited at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2108, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028 with the graveside service to follow at 11:30 am at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hans’ honor may be made to St. Mary's Food Bank.

  • FAMILY

  • Margaret Maertins, Wife
  • Jennifer Maertins and wife Emily Moore, Daughter
  • Rebecca Whitcraft and husband Duane, Daughter
  • Brent Maertins and wife Amanda, Son
  • Anneliese Beier, Sister
  • Edie Cole, Sister
  • Lana, Calleigh and Deklan, Grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Mary's Food Bank

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Jeff Howe

May 15, 2018

I was fortunate to meet Hans at Honeywell and work with him on several programs throughout the 1980’s. I respected him greatly for his calm and gentlemanly manner, his intelligence, and especially his strong love for his family. To his family, I wish you comfort in this difficult time, yet joy that you had the privilege of having such a good man with you.

Joseph Murillo

May 14, 2018

I worked with Hans at Honeywell many years ago. At the time, he was engaged in purchasing a home in Astoria. He was very excited and showed me lots of pics of Astoria and how beautiful it was. We both played guitar and so had a great connection there. He was always such a kind man and the perfect Gentleman! I am sad to see him pass at such a young age, but I know he has made it to Heaven. To all of Hans' family and friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Murillo

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Biography

Hans Fritz Wilhelm Maertins, age 69, of Phoenix, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on March 10, 1949 to the late Hans and Wanda (Schuh) Maertins in Braunschweig, Germany. He attended Shelby High School in Ohio, graduating class of 1967; then furthered his education at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH obtaining a Bachelor's degree then a Master's degree at RPI in Hartford, CT in Mechanical Engineering. Hans worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Honeywell. In 1970 he married Margaret Ann Ludwick in Broadview Heights, OH. He enjoyed playing tennis, fishing, traveling, and relaxing at his home in Astoria, Oregon. Hans is survived by his loving spouse of 47 years, Margaret; three children, Jennifer (Emily Moore) Maertins, Rebecca (Duane) Whitcraft, and Brent (Amanda) Maertins; two sisters, Anneliese Beier and Edie Cole; three grandchildren, Lana, Calleigh, and Deklan; and many other loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hans’ honor may be made to St. Mary's Food Bank.