The AAU mourns the passing of Robert “Bob” Martin, age 75, of East China, Michigan. He was the husband of current AAU National Secretary, AAU Wrestling Committee member and longtime Michigan AAU district officer,Cynthia Trombly-Martin.
Mr. Martin proudly served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force on the U.S.S. Hardtlead SS-365. He was a member of the Holland Club, a special group of members of the United States Submarine Veterans who have been designated "Qualified in Submarines" by the United States Navy for fifty (50) or more years. Members of the Holland Club have displayed the attributes of Pride, Past, Present, Patriotism, Honor, Duty, Commitment, Professionalism, Courage and Leadership.
Mr. Martin was an avid sportsman and loved speed – be it cars, boats, fishing, target shooting, traveling or photography.
In 2015, Mr. Martin spearheaded bringing the sport of target shooting to the AAU.
Besides being a member of the AAU, he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, the Perch Pointe Conservation Club and crew member of Off Shore Power Boat Racing’s, “Team Believer” a national champion for three years in a row (1989, 1990 and 1991).
Most of all, Mr. Martin was a family man: Beloved husband of Cynthia and the late Constance. Dear father of Scott (Marilynn) Martin and Barbara (David) Ludowese. Step-father of Dennis (Deborah) Trombly, Jenifer (Christopher) Kalebjian, Derek Trombly, and Dustin (Klara) Trombly. Dear grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dear Brother of Sandra Cowell and Edward (Patricia) Martin. Dear son of the late Edward and Jean Martin.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore
Visitation 9:00am until 10:00am
Memorial Service 10:00am
Donations in Bob's memory can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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