Calvin A. Martin
Calvin was born in Montgomery County, Maryland to parents, Luther and Sarah Martin on August 1, 1956. He grew up with 5 siblings: Luther Jr., Rose, James, Ivy, and Michael. In his youth, he enjoyed riding and “breaking” horses, racing, fishing and spending time with his family. In 1980, at just 24 years old, Calvin packed up and relocated to Boston, MA. He began his career as a Diesel mechanic and was extremely proud of his knowledge of diesel engines and would often boast of his ability to fix “planes, trains, and automobiles”. He worked at Dodge Motors as well as other reputable shops over the years as a mechanic.
In 1988, he and Elena Williams, welcomed their son, Dustin Martin Williams, into the world. In 1992, he and May Warthaw (Martin) welcomed their oldest daughter, Adrienne N. Martin, into the world. They welcomed a second daughter, Monica M. Martin (Pollens) in 1993. Then in 2008, they welcomed their youngest son, Calvin A. Martin II, into the world. Calvin loved his children more than anything in the world and refused to go anywhere they weren’t. This meant going without seeing his beloved siblings and nieces and nephews for many years at a time.
His role as a fierce protector and devoted father, extended beyond to his 5 grandchildren: Dustin M. Williams Jr., Jayden A. Williams, Joziah A. Williams, Izaiah M. Williams, and Yazhuah M. Williams. Calvin Martin was always happiest surrounded by the loud noise that always signified all the babies were back home and he always barked his loudest when surrounded by his legacy.
In March of 2019, Calvin Martin was diagnosed with stage 3 Prostate cancer. On Friday, September 25, 2020 Calvin Martin and May Warthaw got married after 30 years in the presence of all 4 of their children and his 2 closest friends. The following weekend Calvin called all his loved ones together at 6 am to spend the whole day together. Calvin spent his last days surrounded by family and friends; listening to the voices of his loved ones and his favorite music. On the early morning of November 6, 2020, Calvin Martin passed peacefully in his sleep.
Calvin Martin was preceded in death by his parents: Luther Sr. and Sarah Martin, his older brothers: Luther Jr and James (Jimmy) and his older sister, Rose. He is survived by his sister Ivy Martin and his brother Michael as well as his many beloved nieces and nephews. Calvin leaves behind a legacy of his 4 children: Dustin, Adrienne, Monica and Calvin II, his 5 grandchildren: Dustin II, Jayden, Joziah, Izaiah and Yahzhua, and his woman of 30 years and newlywed widow, May Warthaw.
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