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Walter Martin

d. December 23, 2022

Walter Emery Martin age 85 of Hilliard Ohio passed away after a short illness on December 23rd, 2022 at Kobacker House in Columbus Ohio. Walt retired from Big Bear stores after 46 years of Service.  He then continued to work through out his retirement most recently at Saks Fifth Avenue Polaris. Walt was a lifelong train enthusiast volunteering with the Ohio Railway Museum in Worthington, Ohio.  He also at one time had a roomful of trains set up in different scenes. Later in life Walt became an accomplished self-taught painter. Walter is preceded in death by two daughters Darlene Martin and Janeen Martin Roe. Survived by his loving wife Eleanor Martin, children Julia Walkowicz, Kathryn Walkowicz, Henry Walkowicz (Karen), Kevin Walkowicz (Anne-Marie).  He is also survived by 10 grandchildren Kearstin McGinnis (Steven), Elliott Watts (Maria), Maris Watts, Richard Roush, Isabelle Walkowicz, Klarissa Roe, Karl Roe, Kyle Roe, Kendra Roe, Katarina Roe and one great granddaughter Avrin McGinnis. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 7th, 2023 beginning at 11am at Darby Creek Community Church located at 1145 Amity Rd Galloway, Ohio 43119, Pastor Greg Burlile officiating. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kobacker House in Walt’s name.  Please send to Kobacker House 800 McConnell Dr Columbus, Ohio 43214.  Or to honor Walt take a child or yourself on a train ride in his memory.

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