Christopher “Marty” Martinez, a former Pelham resident and graduate of Pelham Memorial High School Class of 1990, died suddenly at his home in Manhattan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was 47 years old.
Marty was a loving husband and father. His love of sports and music started in Pelham as a goalie for the hockey team and a saxophonist in the Pelham Middle and High School bands. Marty continued his passion for music after college as a valued member of The University Glee Club of NYC. He was also an avid cyclist, skier, and hiker. His love of sports and music was eclipsed only by his love of cooking and family.
Christopher is survived by his wife: Maura Duffy, two daughters: Millia Claire and Lila Grace, his parents: Anton and Norma Martinez of Pelham, his brother: Andrew Martinez and Ashley Dikos, his sisters Erica Martinez, Nicole and Lily Szajnberg-Martinez, his cousin Lorna Martinez, his nephews and niece: Brody Martinez, Olivia Martinez, Charles Szajnberg-Martinez, as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Judith Duffy, brother in-law Myles Duffy and nephew Michael Duffy-Park.
A wake for Marty will be held this Sunday, March 17th.
Visitation hours are 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm at Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 W 76th Street, New York, NY 10023
The Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 18th 10:30am at St Ignatius Loyola Church
980 Park Avenue at 84th Street, New York, NY 10028