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Robert E. Martin

July 18, 1943 May 7, 2012
Robert E. Martin
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Obituary for Robert E. Martin

Robert E. Martin, of Troy, died May 7, 2012. He was 68 years old. Robert was born July 18, 1943, in New York, New York, to Helen (nee Flynn) and Arthur Martin.

Robert worked for the Ford Motor Company since 1960. In his 43 years with the company he spent time in Puerto Rico as well as Dubai and was the director of sales for the Middle East and North Africa. While working overseas he was held hostage by Saddam Hussein in Kuwait and Baghdad for six months.

After his retirement in 2005, Robert spent time golfing, a sport that he enjoyed since his childhood. Robert was also a member of the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

Robert is survived by his wife Marlene, and his children Kevin Martin, Elaine (Rich) Loroesh and Scott (Antoinette) Martin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Zachary and Samantha Loroesh and Madison, Cameran, and Michael Martin, and his brothers, Donald (Chickie) and Kenneth (Jeannine) Martin.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.), Wednesday, May 16th, 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More, 4580 N. Adams Road, Troy, Thursday, May 17th at 11am.

Memorials are appreciated to Alzheimer�s Association, 20300 Civic Center Drive Ste. 100, Southfield, Michigan, 48076.

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