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Eddie Mike Martin
Retired maintenance mechanic
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Eddie Mike Martin, 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Elk Grove. He was born on July 1, 1938 in French Camp. He was preceded in death by his parents Miguel and Sarah Martin; sister, Adeline Peters; brother, James Martin; and nephew, Jerry Martin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judy Martin, married on August 21, 1959; children, Eddie Martin Jr. (Beverly) of Lodi, Sarah Bitterman (Lee) of Elk Grove, David Martin (Julie) of Elk Grove, and Shirley Lourence (Frank) of Elk Grove; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and many loving family and friends.

A retired cannery maintenance mechanic at age 55, he enjoyed collecting classic cars and antiques. He also enjoyed spending time and working at his ranch in Elk Grove, swap meets, classic car shows, vacationing with his family and friends, and helping others in need.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ben Salas Funeral Home, 149 4th St. in Galt. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road in Elk Grove will host a Rosary on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 13, at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at Galt Cemetery following mass.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, May 11, 2010