- December 4, 1931 - March 1, 2012
- Frisco, Texas
of Roger's Passing
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“We have lost a good man....Roger was a great friend and cared for others, the times we had with him and Mae were always good ones and lots of fun.
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1 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Holland & Donna Cassels - TX
“Terri and I lived across the street from Roger and Mae. Roger was a wonderful neighbor; both he and Mae always kept an eye on our home in our absence...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Terri Marquess - McKinney, TX
“Roger was a great friend. We enjoyed our trips, eating excursions, football
cheering and Whatever!! We will miss you.
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Holland & Donna Cassels
“We have too many memories of Rog to even begin sharing here but, just our many trips to Asia together could fill a book.
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4 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Anderson - Lake Worth, FL
“Working with Roger was a pleasure at 1301 6th Ave in the early 80's. As part of his buying team we would work us hard, but we also enjoy ourselves as...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: John McKenna - Massapequa, NY
“Roger was a great friend , and mentor to me . He & his tirades will be missed !
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kate Whitson - Melissa, TX
Roger Paul Martin, formerly of McKinney, Texas passed away at Sunrise of Frisco on March 1, 2012. Roger was born on December 4, 1931 in Buffalo, New York to the late Archiver Charles and Annette Ida (Dorntge) Martin.
He grew up in New York State and graduated in 1950 from Great Neck High School. Roger was also a graduate from Michigan State College (now University), where he met his future wife, the former Mae Ingeborg Youngquist. He was active in Glee Club, ROTC, and Phi Kappa Tau. Roger and Mae were married August 28, 1954.
Roger served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia from 1954-57, and was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant. He and Mae moved back to New York in 1957. Roger worked for JC Penney until his retirement in 1992. Roger and Mae enjoyed golf, tennis, skiing and taking trips. They also liked visiting with family and friends. Roger enjoyed being a mentor to young and old alike. Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Martin.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Lisa Martin (Mark) Seymour of Broadway, Virginia; a son, Roger Dorne (Marcy) Martin of Frisco; five grandchildren, Ward, Trevor and Andrew Seymour, and Paul and Emily Martin; and a host of relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life for Roger will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Westin Stonebriar 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034. The family will begin to receive friends at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Samaritan Inn, the American Lung Association, or a charity of one's choice.