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Robert  Martz
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert's memory to:
  • Hospice of Dayton
    324 Wilmington Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45420

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“If you've ever seen the movie UP, I think this is a great comparison. When I saw the movie, this older man reminded me so much of Grandpa. The...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mindy Baumer - Thornton, CO

“We are very sadden by the loss of Mr. Martz. What a wonderful sweet man. We wish to share our love and prayers for this family. He will be missed. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Paula and Michael and K.J. Smith - OH

“Thank You Dad for: Sitting on your lap Falling asleep on the couch Carrying me to bed and tucking me in Watching Baseball & Football together...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Ann Martz Graham - OH

“Here's to pie. Here's to pinochle, canasta and all manner of card games. Here's to picking and pitting fresh cherries, cucumbers, green beans and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Graham - Kettering, OH

“(Revelation 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore....Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Alvera Conyers - Dayton, OH

“My Sweet Uncle Bob, Where do I begin? As long as I can remember, you have been a BIG part of my life. You were like a second dad to me. You and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Sears - Carmel, IN

“Dad, it truly saddens me to see you leave us here on earth and pass on to your next journey in life. But, I will not weep for you, as I know you are...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Martz - Highlands Ranch, CO

“Grab a pen, Bob. You and Mrs. Martz get to do the crosswords together again. Love, (7-letter word for Teresa's troublemaking friend) Mary Ann ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Kiger - Sarasota, FL


Robert Martz, Age 89, of Kettering, was taken home by our Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, surrounded by close family. Robert was born in Dayton on May 14, 1924 and lived in the Dayton area most of his life. He was baptized at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Xenia and attended school in Dayton and at the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphanage in Xenia. He was married at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 62 years, Julitta (Bauer) Martz; his parents William and Anna Martz; his son, Timothy Martz; grandson, Baby Graham; sisters, Carolyn and Marolyn; brothers, John and Richard Martz and Emmett Charles. Robert is survived by his children, David (Kathy) Martz, Colorado, Carol (Peter) Graham, Kettering and Teresa (Bill) Wyatt, Kettering; grandchildren, Brian (Sandra) Martz, Mindy Martz (Anthony) Baumer, Mark Graham, Mary Graham, Steven (Anna) Graham, Matthew Graham; and four great-grandchildren, Jasmin, Jadon, & Jenna Martz and Evan Baumer. Also survived by his siblings Eileen Goebel and Carl Martz. A devout Catholic, Robert was a great father, a hard worker and provided well for his family. He was a WWII Navy veteran, stationed on the USS North Carolina. Robert is a retiree of General Motors, having worked as a Model Maker at Delco for many years. He was a member of American Legion Post 598 and VFW Post 9927. A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel, 6661 Clyo Rd, Centerville, OH, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church, 2025 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420.