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Gregory 'Greg' Allan Martin

February 15, 1963 — July 26, 2018

KIRKLAND, WA - Gregory Allan Martin, 55, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California.

Greg was born Friday, February 15, 1963 to Raymond Allan and Wanda Lou (Gottman) Martin in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Greg grew up in a wonderful neighborhood in Kewanee, IL where he showed an early interest in science and technology. By age 16 he was an accomplished computer programmer, and he received a state-wide physics award when he graduated high school in 1981. Bypassing college, he mastered a number of programming languages and technologies in the roles of employee, manager and software company owner. Always on the lookout for a new adventure, Greg lived and worked in many different parts of the United States including several years working on Wall Street where he designed systems responsible for handling tens of millions of dollars of trades each day. Greg eventually found a home and thrived in Seattle, where he made many friends, engineered mobile, VR and entertainment software, and enjoyed life to its fullest.

Greg is survived by his mother, Wanda Martin of Marion; brothers, Jeff Martin and wife Lori of Carbondale and Doug Martin and wife Jennifer of Shelburne Falls, MA; nephew, Drake Martin of Carbondale; and nieces, Avery Martin of Carbondale, and Katie and Allie Martin of Shelburne Falls, MA; several cousins, and many beloved friends. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Martin.

Funeral services for Greg will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Kingdom Hall, 9490 North Refuge Road in Marion with Brother Steve Brumley officiating. A time of visitation will be from 10am until 12pm on Saturday at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers the family requests everyone get a medical check-up.

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