Gary E. Martin

Gary E. Martin, 65, of 112 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, died Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Born in Saranac Lake on June 5, 1949, he was the son of Emery and Irene (Pebbler) Martin.

Gary was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and had been employed by the village of Saranac Lake for more than 29 years until his retirement in 2012. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1968 to 1971.

He is survived by one son, Michael Martin of Ravena; his mother, Irene Martin of Saranac Lake; two brothers, Robert Martin and his wife Maureen of Rochester, and David Martin and his wife Therese of Saranac Lake; his former wife, Lynn Martin of Saranac Lake; close friend and companion Mya Duprey of Lake Clear; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Gary E. Martin may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society or Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at