Gregory Martin, 68, of North Canton and formerly of Bellevue passed away Friday, April 7, 2023, at The Aultman Hospital in Canton. Greg was born December 26, 1954 in Bellevue, the son of Eugene P. and Geraldine (North) Martin.
Greg served as a volunteer firefighter with the Bellevue Fire Department for over 25 years. He worked as a service engineer for Stein/JBT and retired from Omar Associates. Greg was a fun-loving guy and was an avid Wednesday night volleyball league player for Downtown Lounge. He loved tinkering around in his garage, making sure each item was perfectly level and in place, and hosting garage parties under his neon lights, known as the "Two Door Tavern." He also enjoyed long rides on his Harley Davidson and spending time in the sun anywhere near the water. Greg was a member of Eagles Aerie 490.
He married Laurie Myers on May 16, 1981, in Dover, OH; She survives along with their daughter, Emily (Brian) Malinsky and son, Ross Martin; 3 granddaughters, Sloane, Quinn & Nora, to whom he called "his girlie girls," and they bestowed upon him his favorite title, "Slampy"; and sisters, Paula (Jerry) England, Kathryn (Gerard Jendrezejak) Martin and Sharon (Martin Persinger) Martin.
Greg is preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from Noon until a memorial service begins at 4 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.
In lieu of flowers: donations can be made to the Bellevue Fire Department.