Henry Kerry Martin, 58, corrections officer

January 01, 2004

Henry Kerry Martin, a former corrections officer and later an airport security screener, died of cancer Saturday at his Randallstown home. He was 58.

Mr. Martin was born in Baltimore and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school, he was an Air Force air police officer from 1967 to 1971. He earned a bachelor's degree in information systems in 1988 from the University of Baltimore.

He was a corrections officer for more than 20 years at Baltimore City Jail before retiring this year. He was a security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport briefly this year.

"He loved working with computers and had an endless zeal for jogging," said his wife of 14 years, the former Elizabeth "Bet" Vaughan.

Mr. Martin was a member of Set the Captive Free Outreach Center, 7111 Windsor Blvd. in Woodlawn, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Martin is survived by a son, Rahieme Martin of Pittsburgh; his father and stepmother, Hubert R. Martin Sr. and Lillian Martin, both of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Hubert R. Martin Jr. and Keith Martin, both of Baltimore; a half-brother, Jerel Martin of Los Angeles; two stepbrothers, William Beasley of Pittsburgh and Rayford Beasley of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Cheryl Martin of Baltimore and Alice Reaves of Pittsburgh; two half-sisters, Saundra Gay of Detroit and Felicia Martin of East Orange, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

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