Brian Patrick Martin

September 2, 1961 - April 2, 2014
Brian Patrick Martin

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Brian Patrick Martin, 52 of Etowah, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Born in Newark, Ohio he grew up in Oxford, Michigan and had been a resident of North Carolina for 31 years, residing in Henderson County for the past 16 years.

He was a son of William Martin and the late Mary Elaine Reichert Martin. Brian was also preceded in death by his brother Michael David Martin.

Brian attended Northern Michigan University and was a Gearing Technician with Arvin-Meritor for the past 31 years. He was a hardworking man who loved his family dearly. He especially loved watching his children participate in their sporting events.

Surviving is his wife of 17 years, Carla Martin; his children Patrick and Claudia both of the home; his father Bill Martin and wife Jean of West Chester, Pennsylvania; brothers Jon Martin of Suzhou, China and Stephen Martin and wife Cara of Rochester Hills, Michigan; and a sister Melanie Royster of Oxford, Michigan.

A mass of the resurrection will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Namdev Dagam will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

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  • April 07, 2014
    Cindy Bailey Trost says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Brian! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I babysat for Mike, Jon(Chris), Brian, Melanie and Steve during the summer while school was out. There was never a dull moment! I loved those kids even though they were pretty ornery! We had a lot of FUN! I'm sure he became a very fine man. The thoughts of him will forever bring a smile to my face. May God give you peace in this time of loss!

  • April 07, 2014
    Sylvia Braunbeck says:
    Bill & Jean, Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy in the loss of Brian. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • April 07, 2014
    Linda Bush(Wilkins) says:
    So sorry to hear about Brian,such a great loss.I will keep all of you in my prayers

  • April 06, 2014
    Elizabeth (Liz) Kaercher says:
    Bill and Jean and family. Sending my sympathy upon the physical loss of Brian. May you sense his prayers and continued love from heaven to give you strength. Lovingly, Liz Kaercher

  • April 06, 2014
    Mary Holbert says:
    So sad for your loss. We will miss seeing Brian at work. He was a hard-worker and a great guy.