In Memory

Philip J. Martin

Phil graduated from TGS and was with us during his Freshman year.


Pantagraph - Philip J. Martin, 61, of 8425 Prairie Trail, Bloomington, died at 9:32 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 1, 2008) at his home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Downs, with the Rev. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal.

Philip was born Oct. 25, 1947, in Bloomington, the son of Walter J. and Mary Jane Henry Martin. He married Karen K. Haas Nov. 23, 1974, in El Paso. She survives.

He is also survived by three sons, John Philip (Michelle) Martin and Peter Joseph (Stephanie) Martin, both of Bloomington, and Michael Paul Martin, Normal; two granddaughters, Chloe and Grace; one brother, David (Patricia) Martin, Minier; and one sister, Stephanie Martin, Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Philip graduated from Bloomington High School in 1965 and was an operating engineer for Stark Excavating, Inc. in Bloomington, where he worked for 17 years.