Clarence J Martin

October 24, 1926April 5, 2013

Clarence J Martin was born on October 24, 1926 and passed away on April 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg, FL.


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June 13, 2013

The notice of the Alumni Music Reunion brought the sad news of Dr. Martin's death. I sang in his choirs at Westminster before transferring to another college. They were a marvelous two years under his leadership. Not only was Dr. Martin an extraordinary musician, his exceptional character and high standards made each rehearsal and performance memorable. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Nancy Easter Proia '73

June 7, 2013

I just found out that Clance had died with the Alumni Choir Reunion notice arrived. What at shock. Somehow we think great friends will go on forever.
We were neighbors in New Wilmington, went on milk runs to Ohio, and our children were about the same age. We had a memorable trip to England, as tourists and musicians. I feel enriched to have known him. Beth McIndoe Hoekje '54 (Portland, TX)

Helen Martin

May 3, 2013

The many comments you have made about Clancy are a great comfort to me and my family, and a great tribute to him. Thank you, thank you! We're grateful for many happy memories.

Betty-Ann Lynerd

May 1, 2013

A gentleman, musician, educator all rolled into a lovely man. He shaped my music education at Westminster as well as my career.

April 24, 2013

I was sad to hear that Clancy passed away this past month. I was just talking to my husband about our trip to Romania, 1978, and what a trip that was!!! He was always patient and kind and I loved singing in the choir under his direction! Claudia Herr Beebe 1979

April 19, 2013

Dear Helen and family. We were saddened to hear of Clancy's passing. We have so many memories of working together at Westminster and your love and friendships of the fun times we all enjoyed togther. Please keep in touch. Love, Lois and Joe Locke

Kathy Hall LeFevre '85

April 18, 2013

I am sad to hear of Dr. Martin's passing. Like so many other entries, my fondest memories of my 4 years at Westminster are centered around the choir. Across the country, stories about choir tours are being told between old friends and to our children. Peace to the whole family.

April 14, 2013

Thinking of you, Helen and your family at this sad time.

Carole Little

April 13, 2013

We mourn the loss of our good friend Clancy Martin. Delber and Margaret Mckee

Gail Murphy-Geiss

April 12, 2013

Dr. Martin WAS Westminster College for me! I count him among 3 or 4 teacher/mentors in my life who made me what I am. He believed in me, so I believed in myself. He was fun, upbeat, kind, brilliant, and super talented! Concert Choir with him was the best part of college, indeed one of the best times in my life, and after some prodding, when he agreed to be my voice teacher in my senior year, I really learned to sing. He loved his students, his family and life in general. We were all so lucky to have worked with him. Words simply cannot express my great love and highest regard for him. Dr. Martin, thank you for everything!