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John Lloyd Martin

John Lloyd Martin
“Big Daddy”

Age 69, of Lewes, DE, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2018 at the Delaware Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilmington, John was the son of the late Elmer and Dorothy (Powel) Martin.  He was a graduate of St. Ann’s School, attended Salesianum School and graduated from Wilmington High School.  For over 30 years, he worked as a pipefitter for Local 74 before his retirement.  His memberships included St. Anthony Holy Name Society and the Prince of Piedmont Lodge.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Nepi.

John will be dearly missed by his wife of five years, Stephanie D. (Donato) Martin; his sons, William Paris (Jessica) and Stephen Paris (Logan); and two grandsons, Kaden and Dylan, all of Wilmington.  Also surviving are his brothers, Fred, Robby and Ricky Martin.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Tuesday, January 8th after 5 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where memorial services will begin at 7 PM.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard West Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  

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Submitted by Emily on
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Paul and I are so very sorry to know of John’s passing. Please accept our deep condolences.

Submitted by Martin and Jean... on
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Stephanie: We cherish our time spent with you and John over the past two years. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Love, Martin and Jean

Submitted by Joyce Skrobot on
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Stephanie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John will be sorely missed.

Submitted by Lou and Chrisy Prata on
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Stephanie, So sorry to hear about John, our hearts go out to you and your family. We really liked John, always had a good time when he was around. If there is anything we can do to make things a little bit easier for you, just let us know, With much Love, Chrisy and Lou

Submitted by Karen Cameron on
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Dear Stephanie & Family, I was very sorry to read of the loss of your husband. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Submitted by Sophie Hershey on
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Stephanie John was a sweetheart. He has Eternal Peace and has arrived Home. Much love. Sophie

Submitted by Elaine Lambert on
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I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of John’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

Submitted by Diana Katherine... on
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Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. John was always so nice... I'm from the DAP dances - I sit at the first table near the ladies room {my daughter is always with me}. Take Care, Diana & Lauren

Submitted by Patricia Capilo on
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Joe and I were devastated to learn of John's passing. Although we can not be with you at this time, Stephanie our thoughts and prayers are. Always our love. Pattie and Joe

Submitted by les moore on
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Stephanie,we are so sorry. John was a great person and will be missed by many. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Les and Barbara Moore

Submitted by Ellie Green on
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Stephanie, so sorry to hear about the passing of John. In times like these, words are somehow inadequate but I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Remember all the great times you shared with him and holding those memories in your heart. Family, Faith and Friends are what we have in times like these. xo

Submitted by Sandy Petrucci on
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Stephanie & Family: So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love Cousin Sandy

Submitted by rose & phil Modesto on
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we extend our most heartfelt sympathies to Stephanie & the entire Martin family. John was that rare individual that once you met him you knew you had a new friend for life. May the Lord hold him in his loving arms.