Obituary of Frederick Charles Martini, Jr.
Frederick Charles Martini, Jr., 91, of Hampton Township, passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 16, 2017 at home with his children by his side. Frederick was born May 22, 1926, in Saginaw, the son of the late Frederick and Frieda (Becker) Martini. Fred’s family was from the Sebewaing area and that is where he grew up. He attended elementary school at Sebewaing Immanuel Lutheran School and High School at Sebewaing High. After graduating early, he enlisted in the Air Force cadet program and served as a mechanic during World War II. After the war, Fred returned home and worked at Consumers Power for over 30 years. He trained co-workers in civil defense and organized them to know what to do in an emergency. On October 6, 1951, Fred married the love of his life, Ella Jane Michalski. Fred was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bay City. He loved to travel with his wife; one of their many activities was visiting the casinos and playing bingo. His other great passions were the Michigan Wolverines football team and the Detroit Tigers. He was always listening to their games. Frederick is survived by his two children, Cynthia Sue Starkweather and James Frederick Martini and daughter-in-law, Mary Martini. He is also survived by four grandsons, Christopher (Krista) Martini, Jason (Amber) Martini, Brandon (Markie) Martini, and Nathan Martini; great-grandchildren, Danna and Gabby Martini, Collette Curry, and Dominic, Donovan, and Dylan Martini; sister, Elizabeth Hassen and his niece, Jo-Ann (Lloyd) Gatz, along with many nieces and nephews, and special friends, Norine Fritz and Noreen Ballor. In addition to his parents and infant sister, Dorothy, Frederick was pre-deceased by his wife of over 60 years, Ella Jane Martini. He was also welcomed to heaven by his son-in-law, James Starkweather; brother-in-law, Donald Hassen, and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Frank and Frieda Michalski, Elaine and Bernhardt Heinrich, and Ethel and Paul Gobrogge. Fred’s family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of Fred’s 11:00 AM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Private interment will be held in Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay City. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Michelle Atkins from McLaren Hospice and the rest of the staff and volunteers, especially his aid, Cathy McClean for the love, visits, and compassionate care provided to Fred. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.