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H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA

OBITUARY

John H. Martz

June 8, 1942July 15, 2020
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John H. 'Jack' Martz, age 78, of Allison Park, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his residence. Born June 8, 1942, in Des Moines, IA, he was the son of the late George and Arlyienne (Wolcut) Martz. Jack served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. He was in property management, before retiring in 2006. Grandad could always be seen locally at his grandchildren's sporting events. He was a founding member of the North Allegheny Baseball Boosters, a coach for his son's baseball teams, and always his boys, and grandkids biggest fan. Jack enjoyed spending his retired time with the grandkids, his gym buddies, and all the extended family.

He is survived by his wife, Jean of 57 years, two sons; David (Jackie) Martz, and Dan (Tara) Martz. A proud Grandad of six grandchildren; Drew, Anna, Alisha, Austin, Carsyn and Charlie Martz. He is also survived by one brother, James (Jeanne) Martz. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters in law.

Friends will be received on Monday from 10 am until the time of a private funeral service at 11 am in the Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 www.brandtfuneralhome.com with Pastor Kari Smail officiating. Burial and full military honors will follow the funeral service at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA, on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to McCandless Athletic Association, PO Box 12, Wexford, PA 15090, or a charity of your choice.

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Kevin McCarthy

July 21, 2020

I knew Mr. Martz through baseball in the late 1980's and early 1990's so my memories stem from that time period. He was a great husband, father, and coach. His family is proof of that. Jack was also memorable and “one of a kind” in his own way. You appreciate that more as you get older. Someone who was an individual before it became fashionable to be one.

There was a movement during that time period towards longer shorts and shorter socks. I don't recall Jack's coaching gear following that trend. There was also a migration well underway to smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. Jack owned the longest car I have ever seen…even to this day.

Jack was Jack and he owed it. You can't help but respect that. Rest in Peace Mr. Martz.

Tracy Riekenberg

July 20, 2020

I'm remembering Uncle Jack today and so saddened by his passing. He was always caring and interested in conversation with me & my family, no matter how long it had been since we had seen each other. I'm holding Aunt Jean, David, Danny, and their families in my prayers now and into the future. We love you and wish we could all be together in this time of grieving.

Love, Tracy, Ben & Hannah

Dee Shanley

July 20, 2020

We will be with you today, virtually, in celebrating the life of our brother-in-law, Jack. We remember Jack as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law. He always had a kind word for us and sometimes a word of good advice. In his generous spirit he often sent an airplane ticket so we could come and visit him and Jean. I remember the great hugs I always received upon arrival.
We share with you today, Jean and family, our thoughts and prayers.
Dee, Paul and George


Paul & Jane Stoerker

July 18, 2020

What a great baseball parent, coach and faithful friend. So grateful for your support and friendship over all these years. We love you Jack and you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Our love and best wishes to Jean, Dave, Danny and families.

Paul and Jane Stoerker
Chattanooga, TN

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