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Martin R. Warshaw

Martin R. Warshaw, 98, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 11 October 2022.

The Funeral was held at Graveside on Monday, 17 October 2022 at 1:00 PM .

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Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Garden in Arborcrest Cemetery, 2521 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor MI 48105.

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A long, eventful and honorable life came to an end on October 11, 2022 when Martin Richard Warshaw (known to all as “Marty) just weeks after celebrating his 98th birthday, passed away peacefully and under hospice care in Saline, Michigan. In the days leading up to his passing, Marty was surrounded by family, friends and loved ones who all came to celebrate the life of a remarkable man.

He was born on September 17,1924 in New York City to Irving Gregg Warshaw and the former Adelaide Klein and grew up along with his younger brother Robert in Long Beach, Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1941, Marty attended Columbia, but his studies were interrupted by the Second World War. In 1943, Marty was assigned to the 1255th Combat Engineering Battalion in the US Army. After three years at war, Marty returned safely and always said that survival was just a matter of pure luck.

Marty returned to Columbia and in 1948 finished his degree. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Michigan, married his beloved Alice Present, whom he had met before being stationed overseas,and took a job at one of his father-in-law’s jewelry stores, Daniels Jewelers. His oldest son Gregg was born in 1950, followed by Mark in 1952 and twin girls, Lynn and Laurie born in 1955. With a supportive wife and four children, he made the major career decision to pursue a PHD at the University of Michigan and thus began a lifetime affiliation with this renown university. Marty soon became a full professor and Chair of the Marketing Department where he impacted the lives of many undergrad and graduate students. He authored numerous textbooks related to his field. He was a long-time fan of Michigan athletics and was seldom seen without his blue “M” cap, which always caused comment wherever he went in the world.

Marty and Alice lived a full life and enjoyed traveling the world together. A highlight of their life was their time at their second home in Aspen, Colorado where they shared their passion for skiing, tennis and the outdoors with their children and grandchildren as well as a multitude of friends.

Shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary, Alice died suddenly in 1999, but within a couple of years he was introduced to Joyce Watson who would become the second great love of his life for the over 20 years they spent together until his death.

Marty’s brother predeceased him, but he is survived by his four children Gregg (and Martha), Mark (and Jaquelyn), Lynn (and Vicki), and Laurie Harris. He was beloved by his four granddaughters, Jessica, Ann, Molly, and Sara and was so proud of his four great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends Gary and Martha Bloomfield and Geeke and Rob Land.

Marty will always be remembered for his kind, gentle nature, his impeccable integrity and his spot-on advice to all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be greatly missed by all.

Fond memories and condolences can be sent to laurieharris1818@gmail.com. Donations in Marty’s honor can be made to Planned Parenthood or Arbor Hospice.