Thomas J. Martin
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
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
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.
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
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.