RICHARD MARTINIE

Jan. 26, 1928 – June 28, 2019

Our father, Richard “Dick” Martinie, and mother, Marian, started their family in 1950. They had three boys and a girl, all of whom were blessed by having them as parents. Pop was a school board member, a Cub Scout leader and an active PTA member while we were in school. He was also on the board of elders at West Side Christian Church for many years. He was admired because he was a devout Christian who lived his faith. He lost his wife, who was the love of his life, to leukemia in 1994. That period of grieving and recovery was hard on him, but he continued on with his priorities of God, family and serving others. Our father treated all of his children and grandchildren equally, and most importantly, demonstrated and witnessed his faith in Christ and the church steadfastly for the rest of his life. He is greatly missed, but his example will live on through all of us who knew him and choose to follow his example. Love you forever, Pop. Submitted by his sons and daughter, Dan, Ginger, Mark and Phil

Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for more than 40 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.

Now more than ever, we’re asking for your support to continue providing our community with real news that everyone can access, free of charge.

We’re also offering a home delivery option as an added convenience for friends of the paper.

Click here to subscribe, or simply show your support for Illinois Times.

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment