24/02/1976 – 29/04/2020
Since 2009, Martin was passionate about his patients and his work as a speech/language pathologist at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he specialized in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia. Martin was a member of the American Speech and Language Association (ASHA).
Martin was a true family man. He was a doting “Papa” to his 2-year-old daughter and his 5-month-old son. He loved sports (Liverpool Football Club/Broncos/Mets/UCONN Huskies), Star Wars, acronyms, James Bond, Dad jokes, playing and fixing up guitars, and listening to all sorts of music.
When I think about Martin, I think about what a truly amazing person he was. He was an incredible husband, father, son, friend, colleague, mentor, and so much more. There are truly no words to express how much I miss him. What his death has shown me is that Martin had such a huge impact on so many lives, and because of that his memory will truly live on forever.
Martin was the love of my life, my teammate, and the best father to our children. He adored Elsie and Graeme and was a very proud Papa. Martin loved playing with Elsie and making her smile. No one could make her fly as her Papa could. Although Graeme was young, Martin would always get down on his tummy like Graeme and try out some tummy time with him. He also loved singing Graeme “row row row your boat.” and he could always count on Elsie to join in. He used his Goofy ways and Donald Duck voice to make the kids giggle non-stop. Watching him be a Papa to our two little ones was incredible and it always puts a huge smile on my face.