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Roy Ivar Martin

Died: Saturday, September 16, 2006
Age: 83
Roy Ivar Martin, born April 25, 1923, passed away last Saturday at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Purdy Martin.

Mr. Martin was a graduate of Steven Tech, class of 1941 and Kings Point Academy, class of 1945. During his service in World War II, he achieved the position of Chief Commander. Mr. Martin was a resident of Saddle River, NJ, Southold and Venice, Fla.

Mr. Martin was the owner and president of Ivar Martin Co., Inc. and Marlin Pool Supply and Service of Ramsey, NJ. The Ivar Martin Co. received national recognition from the Home Builders Association for his homes in Bergen County, NJ.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Roy I. Martin II, Heidi Elizabeth Hancock, Deborah Purdy Muser, Melinda Purdy Bilcheck and Thomas R. Heller, whose wife Pamela Purdy Heller passed away in 1994; his 12 grandchildren, Melissa, Leslie and Rachel Martin, John and Jessica Hancock, Richard, Russell and Stephanie Muser, Jennifer and Brooke Batelli and Kimberly and Megan Heller. He also leaves Muffin, his beloved puppy.

The family received friends yesterday at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home where religious services were conducted by Reverend George Gaffga.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the North Fork Animal Welfare League or Kings Point Academy would be greatly appreciated.
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