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Timothy J MartinAugust 2, 1976 ~ January 26, 2019 (age 42)
Timothy Joseph Martin of Lower Makefield PA passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the ICU of Jefferson Bucks Hospital, encircled by his heartbroken family who loved him deeply and unconditionally. He was 42 years old.
Timothy was born August 2, 1976 in Trenton NJ. He was the son of Clark W. and DeeAnn Martin of Lower Makefield. Tim attended Edgewood Elementary School, Newtown Friends , and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1994. He earned a B.S. degree in Communication from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
He was employed by MBI, a Trenton based government affairs and association management firm cofounded by his father. Tim developed into a top-notch legislative and regulatory affairs lobbyist for such diverse clients as the Psychiatric Association, the Medical Society of NJ, SPCA, Beer Wholesalers, Public Sector Managers and Community Associations Institute.
He was also an expert in the complex field of repurposing and developing brownfield sites , representing D.T. Allen Company and BRG Harrison Lofts Urban Renewal, LLC.
Tim was a witty, kindhearted and generous friend to so many. He loved dogs and often could be seen walking Lucy, his beloved Labrador. He was the happiest on the beaches of Hatteras NC with his sons and extended family. It was there, fishing with his brother Ryan, that Tim could find his often elusive peace. He was a passionate fan of the Phillies and Eagles. His family is so grateful that Tim lived to see the Eagles win last year’s Super Bowl.
Timothy was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Jake and Elizabeth Martin, and his maternal grandparents, Derr B. and Frances Neagley. In addition to his parents, Tim leaves behind his two young sons, Mason and Noah Martin and their mother, Michelle Santacroce; his brother Clark Ryan Martin and wife, Meg; his nieces and nephews, CJ and Madison Martin and Kaity and Deej Janus; and his aunts, Frances Neagley and Sally Jackson.
Ordinarily upbeat and optimistic, Tim began experiencing painful bouts of depression which were profoundly affected by his abuse of alcohol.
His family wishes to thank the Jefferson Bucks ICU staff for the kindness they showed throughout their professional care of Timothy. The family is also grateful for the Lower Makefield police and the YMEU for their swift response and thoughtfulness during an agonizing experience. We also wish to thank Manzoor Abidi, MD for his expertise and counsel.
Timothy’s family is most grateful to Pastor Rachel Rhodes for her loving care, compassion and comfort offered to us all, every day of this heart breaking journey. She truly was, and continues to be, our earthly rock and salvation.
A memorial service for Timothy will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 9, at the church in which he was baptized, Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville PA. Pastor Rachel Rhodes will officiate. Calling hours will be from 5-7 PM on the evening before the service: Friday, February 8. All family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Yardley Country Club following the church service on Saturday.
A memorial trust has been established at the William Penn Bank for the education of Tim’s two sons. Gifts may be given to the following: Timothy Martin Memorial Trust, c/o 918 Roelofs Rd, Yardley PA 19067