Tennis

Anthony Ray Martin

October 9, 1954 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 64)

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Arne Brennan
August 22, 2019 4:32 PM
Tony was a great guy full of life and kindness who left a positive mark on the world. I remember meeting Tony and Susan at Grand Lido in 2005 and seeing them again on future vacations and when they visited Houston.
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Inna Annin
August 21, 2019 6:10 AM
When I found out about Tony's passing, it felt like my room just got darker. With his shiny personality, kind disposition and contagious smile he used to bring light to my life and many others. Tony was a true Teacher in a since that he really enjoyed seeing somebody grow.I will miss him very much.
A candle was lit in remembrance
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Melissa Crouse
August 20, 2019 3:10 PM
Tony was one of those few and far between people whom I felt I knew all my life when I first met him..  He was so genuine, kind, generous, smart etc.  He was also a solid man and a wonderful husband and father.  He was instrumental in the development of our lung cancer support group and came up with the idea of having Happy Hour in addition to a regular meeting once a month. Needless to say, Tony will be missed. Susan, Sean and Tiffany...may God wrap you in his loving arms.  You all have my deepest sympathy.
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Brad Marten
August 19, 2019 11:49 PM
I was so very fortunate to be a part of the 1974 Bethany Tennis Team from which I have formed lifetime friendships and have incredible memories. Tony, as the #1 player was our leader and was very good to me. I remember well on the eve of our conference tournament in Winfield the team was sharing a double room in our motel. The next morning, Tony was the first one up and was in the process of waking everyone from a deep sleep. Once we were all up and beginning to get ready, someone checked their watch. “Tony, it is only 2 AM!” With a collective groan, we all returned to bed to try to salvage a nights rest. I remember Tony with his grin making a feeble explanation as to how it happened. No one could be angry at Tony.
I am so happy I was able to spend an evening with Tony and Susan in Montego Bay, Jamaica a few years ago. It was as if we had not missed a beat. We talked old times and got up to date on each other’s families. I learned that night of Tony’s health status, but it was not what he dwelled on. I was hoping I could see Tony this October at the Bethany Tennis center dedication, but instead we will raise a glass or two in his memory, and talk old times. So long Tony, those from the ‘74 team will miss you. To put it simply, Tony Martin was a really, really, good guy. My most sincere condolences to Susan, Sean, and Tiffany.
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Mary Ellen
August 19, 2019 11:19 PM
What a wonderful husband and father! No matter the circumstance, it’s never easy or the “right time”
Hope you find comfort in knowing you gave him the best care humanly possible and that his legacy of kindness and caring lives on in his wife, Susan and children, Sean and Tiffany
May the love of friends bring you comfort, the love of God bring you peace.
Love from all the Meyers
Mark, Mary Ellen
Eric, Jeff and Meredith
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