Ocean City Today

Shirley Ann Martin

Nov 30, 2017
Shirley Ann Martin

printed 12/01/2017


Shirley Ann Martin, age 86, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Newark, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Parker Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband for many years, Robert Louis Martin.

Surviving, are her children, Robert Louis Martin, Jr. and his wife, Annamay, Darcel Martin Morris and her husband, Phillip, and Kimberly Martin Widgeon and her husband, Walt.

She was an adored grandmother to Bethany SmyKay (Paul), Kristi Lynn Morris (Eric), Keri Thom (Rev) Julie Hirsch (Andy), Albert Joseph “A.J.” Robertazzi, Maddy L. Martin, and great-grandchildren, Merina Ingram, Lilly Thom, Phoebe Thom and Olivia Hirsch. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death was her brother, Charles, and sister, Norma. She leaves behind her best friend and beloved Peek-a-Poo, Teddy Bear.

Shirley had worked for Acme (in Berlin) and Super Fresh in Ocean City for 36 years. In her spare time, her passion was restoring wicker furniture. She also enjoyed gardening, antique shopping and was a big fan of John Wayne and westerns.

Our family would like to thank Art Scott for his generous time, support and friendship of our mother.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private for the family.

A donation in her memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21804, or American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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