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Michael Francis Martin, 36

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 29 at Dancy.

Michael Francis Martin, 36, of West Caldwell died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the , 9 Smull Ave., Caldwell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 30, at 10 a.m., at , Caldwell, followed by the interment at , Caldwell.

Born in Glen Ridge, Michael was a lifelong resident of West Caldwell.

He was a student at , loved reading books and watching movies.

Michael was active in the Forward Face Organization in New York and enjoyed attending Spiritual Catholic Retreats.

Michael was the beloved son of Charles Sr. and the late Mary Ann Martin; dear brother of Charles Jr., Thomas, Sharon, and Brian and his wife, Melissa, and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the , P.O. Box 662, West Caldwell, NJ 07007-0662, would be appreciated.

John Medina April 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM
We will all miss seeing Mike's smiling face around town. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martin family during this very difficult time.
Diana Myer Chery April 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
All of my families love and support and prayers.... go to the Martin family and all of their extended friends n family....
Laura Fischer April 27, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Martin, My day was going well the typical mother caring for our 2 year old, and waiting for our other child, (8). However, my day was starting well, until I got on FACEBOOK, and tears are now on my face. My heart is broken and will until I can face reality. Sometimes we do not want the reality to happen or it is hard to believe. This is all I have been saying to my husband and now my dear friend, Mike will always be in my heart and mind. Yes, I have lost contact cause of personal reasons and I am truely sorry. However, I am truely sad of this news. Mike Martin was one of the best friend I have ever known. He was a great listener, he always had a smile on his face. People are right that we will miss his smile and his intellect and the great conversations we had with him. All the years I have known Mike, I never had a problem with him. He was a very dear friend and helped me through my troubles. Till this day, he was one who always took the time to listen to me. I still say, he had so much going for him and more. I hope he accomplished a lot in his lifetime. I will never forget his face, and right now I am remembering good times we had at school and beyond the school years. Mike how I miss you right now, and my heart is sad. Prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Mrs. Laura Hernandez/Fischer
Deena Nekoukar April 27, 2012 at 06:58 PM
G-d bless you Mike. I didn't know you personally but I remember you well. You had a smile always, and now it is shinning down. Prayers for your family. Deena Oliphant - Nekoukar
Colleen Bradley VanPell April 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Thinking of the Martin Family at this difficult time. I remember Mikey from our Cedar Street Pool days. May the choirs of angels lead you to paradise....
Jennifer Wright April 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM
What More Can Be Said Other Then You Were An Amazing Guy Mike Martin!!! I know Many Who Would Agree!! GodSpped Mikey Your Mom Will Be Waiting With Open Arms!!! And May God Watch Over Your Dad and Brothers Sister & Your Neices & Nephew as they try to adapt to life without the amazing Mikey!!! It was a Blessing To Know You AND May God Rest Your Soul
anthony j. popola April 28, 2012 at 01:26 PM
my condolonces to the Martin family...i just saw him on Bloomfield Ave . last week...used to talk with him at Blockbuster a while ago...
peggy May 03, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Michael's passing. He was a wonderful friendly guy who always stopped to talk. I remember he helped my Bryan years ago when Wilson School had the summer program for special needs kids. When I went to Blockbuster Michael always remembered me and asked about Bryan. God bless a wonderful person.
gregory l. mitchell May 03, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Dear Mike:Your wake was an example of the love and respect that your friends and neighbors held for you!! I am glad to have known you,as you were such an example to others-you will never know!! You made it over the finish line well ahead of others!!!Well done Mike,well done!!! Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell,WestCaldwell
Hilda May 07, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Dear Martin Family, Mike will be sorely missed! I first met Mike at Essex County College in West Caldwell several years ago. He was always helpful to other student and shared a friendly smile. I had along conversation with Mike in March at Caldwell College, as usual, he was eager to complete his studies and spoke of his enjoyment attending school there. I will think of him often and remember him and his family in prayers!

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