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Obituary: Herbert “Bear” Martin Sr.


A devoted husband and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend to many passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Herbert “Bear” Martin Sr. of Beltsville born on August 18, 1940. He is survived by two sons, Marty Martin and Heath Martin (Cathy Martin); four stepchildren: Linda Halbritter, Terry Getty, Billy Halbritter, and David Halbritter; sister Diane Galliet; three grandchildren: Heather Martin, Nick Martin, Peyton Martin; and one great-grandson, Thomas John.

Bear had a great love for watching baseball; eating crabs and oysters; enjoying his cat, “Buddy”; and playing poker. A viewing was held on Sunday from 1 to 3 pm and 6 to 8 pm at Donald V. Borgwardt Funeral Home, 4400 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville, MD where a funeral service was held on Monday, November 19, at 11 am with graveside service at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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