Michael Martyn

Obituary of Michael L. Martyn

Rensselaer- Michael L. Martyn, age 68 years, of Rensselaer passed away on March 3, 2020. He was born in Albany, grew up in Rensselaer and has lived in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Valatie, NY. A 1970 graduate of Van Rensselaer High School, he spent seven years in the Air Force before starting a career as a biomedical technician. Mike is remembered for always being willing to help others, especially when it came to repairing and tinkering with electronics. He was an avid amateur genealogist and enjoyed connecting past relatives and stories to the family tree. He was the “crazy and fun” uncle who always had time for the kids and was always interested in what they were doing. Son of the late Rose M. and James E. Martyn; brother of Gertrude Werner, Mary Diegel, Kathleen La Mountain, Loretta Bruno, Angela Poole and the late Margaret Kerwin Gerber, Wade Martyn, Millicent J. Legg, James Martyn and Susan Martyn. He is survived by his two sons, Chris Martyn (husband, Brian), Chad Martyn (late wife, Amanda), and two daughters, Trace Martyn and Melissa Kaufman (husband, Drew) as well as three grandchildren, Travis, Emily, and Rebecca Martyn, and great granddaughter, Elizabeth and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4 PM. Relatives and friends are invited and may call prior to the service beginning at 2PM. All are welcome to attend. His ashes will be interred in a family plot in Virginia at the home of Chad Martyn. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Community Hospice (310 South Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208 or www.communityhospice.org/donate/) would be appreciated.
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Sunday
15
March

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Visitation
Sunday
15
March

Funeral Service

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Funeral Service
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