MOIRA - Dennis M. Martin, 52, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home with his loving family at his side.
Dennis was born Aug. 1, 1961, in Saranac Lake, the son of Robert A. and Jacqueline (Miner) Martin. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1980, and on Sept. 25, 1982, he united into marriage with Sarah Fobare at St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
He began his employment with the village of Saranac Lake in August of 1980, working in various capacities. In September 1985, he became a corrections officer with the New York State Department of Corrections, working at many facilities. He retired May 1, 2014, as a captain at the Franklin Correctional Facility. From 1995 to present, he owned and operated Martin's Small Engine Repair.
Dennis was a member of the National Ski Patrol, the Sons of the American Legion Post 939 and the Moira Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and a past charter member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Charter 34.
Dennis enjoyed his motorcycle, NASCAR, various types of racing, camping, traveling with his family and woodworking.
Special memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife Sarah; his children Amanda (John) Pierson of Moira and Jennifer Martin of Brushton; his parents Robert and Jacqueline Martin of Saranac Lake; maternal grandfather Gordon Miner of Saranac Lake; his grandchildren: Austin Frazier, Monique Faubert and Landyn Pierson of Moira; and two step-grandchildren: Cheyenne Burdo of Moira and Austin A. Pierson of Malone. He is also survived by his sister Michelle (Brian) Kentile of Saranac Lake, and his brother Christopher (Jennifer) Martin of Connecticut, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert K., his maternal grandmother Elizabeth Miner and his paternal grandparents John and Dorothy Martin.
Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 at St. Ann's Church, St. Regis Falls, with the Rev. Alfred H. Fish presiding. A celebration of life for Dennis will be immediately following the Mass at the American Legion in Brushton.
However grateful, in lieu of floral offerings, please consider donations in Dennis' honor to the Moira Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 122, Moira, NY, or the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund, 3909 State Route 11, Moira, NY 12953.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Dennis' family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com.