Ercell M. "Marty" Martin, 74, of Rome, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at home with his family at his side. Born February 9, 1938 in Rome, he was a son of Amos and Jessie Mae Johnson Martin. He attended Saint Aloyisius Academy and later served honorably with the US Air Force. In 1972 Marty was united in marriage to Deborah Parks in Newark, NY. For many years he was employed by Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Hollywood, FL., returning to Rome in 2006.
Surviving Marty are his beloved wife Deborah; three daughters, Sherri Arensman, Baltimore, MD, Belinda Martin, Rome, April (Jason) Wright, Thurmont, MD; sisters, Beverly Andrews, Boonville, Eloise Carletta, Rome; brother, Kendall Martin, Canastota; sister-in-law, Theresa Martin, Rome. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Erica, Megan, Tiffany, Brittany, Tyler, Jolee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Robert, and several other brothers and sisters.
Marty’s family extend their sincere thanks to Drs. Brian Alessi, Samir Desai and Hospice and Palliative Care for the wonderful care he received.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Strong and Burns Funeral Home, 401 N. George St. Private services.
In lieu of flowers friends may make contribution to the Martin Family to help with final expenses.