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Brian Patrick Martin, 52

Brian Patrick Martin, 52

Brian Patrick Martin, 52, of Etowah, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Born in Newark, Ohio, he grew up in Oxford, Mich., and had been a resident of North Carolina for 31 years, residing in Henderson County for the past 16 years.

He was a son of William Martin and the late Mary Elaine Reichert Martin. Brian was also preceded in death by his brother Michael David Martin.

Brian attended Northern Michigan University and was a Gearing Technician with Arvin-Meritor for the past 31 years. He was a hardworking man who loved his family dearly. He especially loved watching his children participate in their sporting events.

Surviving is his wife of 17 years, Carla Martin; his children Patrick and Claudia both of the home; his father Bill Martin and wife Jean of West Chester, Pa.; brothers Jon Martin of Suzhou, China and Stephen Martin and wife Cara of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and a sister Melanie Royster of Oxford, Mich.

A mass of the resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Namdev Dagam will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.