Obituary: Douglas Williams Martin
Douglas Williams Martin, 75, a long-time resident of Montclair, died on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Leisure Park Nursing Home in Lakewood.
Mr. Martin was born on June 27, 1944. He spent many hours plowing driveways each winter for friends and neighbors. He was an avid ham radio operator, following all police and fire calls night and day.
Mr. Martin retired from Valley National Bank of Wayne, where he worked in the mail room. He was an active member of the Montclair Auxiliary Fire Department for over 40 years, reaching the rank of chief. He rode on Truck 2, also known as Quint 2, Group 1, located at Station 2, 588 Valley Road, Montclair. He was the first person at work, his work ethic was impeccable, always wanting to serve others.
He is predeceased by his parents, James Dorsett and Gertrude Dawson Child Martin; brother, Robert Revere Martin and nephew, James Todd Martin.
Mr. Martin is survived by his sister-in-law, Evie Martin, of Driftwood, Texas; his friends, Louis and Linda Pavlichko of Manchester Township; and Phil and Mija Madison of Cedar Grove.
He will be laid to rest at Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, with his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Montclair Auxiliary Fire Department, 588 Valley Road, Montclair, 07043.