In Memoriam


Thomas J. Martin

1947 - 1999



HHS Year Book Cover - 1967


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Thomas J. Martin

HHS 1967



Thomas J. Martin


HORNELL  -  Thomas J. Martin, 52, died unexpectedly Saturday (Sept 25, 1999) at his home at 172 East Ave.


Born in Hornell on March 16, 1947, he was the son of James H. Martin, who predeceased him in March of 1968 and Helen Quattrene Martin, who survives.


A lifelong resident of Hornell, Tom was a graduate of Hornell Senior High School, Class of 1967, and a graduate of the Rochester Business Institute in 1968.


He was employed for about 15 years as the head of the housekeeping department of the former Bethesda Community Hospital in North Hornell. For the past 10 years, he was employed as the maintenance quartermaster of the New York State Department of Transportation in Hornell.


Tom was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, an avid reader, a sci-fi enthusiast, and a computer whiz. Tom should also be remembered as the “Contra” player with the Tiersmen Drum and Bugle Corps and one of their founding members. He often referred to his "Contra" as "Baby Huey." 


 A devoted son, father, and brother, his family includes his mother Helen of North Hornell; his son, James (Stacey) Martin of Athens, Ga.; his daughter, Tina Martin Boross (Sherwood) of Duluth, Ga.; his three sisters, Mary Ann Martin of North Hornell; Peg (Don) Jimerson of Hornell; and Karen (Pen) Dyring of North Hornell; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Of special importance are the loving grandchildren Tom left behind. They are Anthony R. Davisson and Josephine G. Boross of Duluth, Ga.; Ryan M. Martin, James Martin III and Elizabeth Martin of Athens, Ga.


After a “Mass of Christian Burial”, Tom was interned in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Fremont.


Those wishing may contribute in Tom’s memory to either the Library Fund or the Computer Education fund of St. Ann’s School, 31 Erie Ave., P.O. Box 605, Hornell, NY, 14843.