Martin, Iii, William A.

April 08, 2004

WILLIAM ALONZO MARTIN, III was born in New Rochelle, NY, July 14, 1917, and died in Tallahassee, FL, April 4, 2004. He was educated at Dartmouth and Northwestern as a sociologist. He lived and worked primarily in Baltimore, MD, in the field of social services and also as a teacher. He possessed a fine intellect and was a lifelong scholar of philosophy, sociology and poetry. He wrote beautifully. Two of his poems are included in the upcoming edition of Apalachee Review. He loved books and music, especially opera; sang well, played the organ and banjo, and liked to fish. He was a deeply ethical, kind and gentle person; a true gentleman, who loved all that is decent and good in the world and hated cruelty of any kind. He was married for over 50 years and is survived by his beloved wife Peggy Leary Martin of Sopchoppy, FL; his three children, Nelson Leary Martin of Sopchoppy; Rebecca Martin and William A. Martin, IV of Tallahassee; his grandson Wilson Bilkovich, Tallahassee; and his brothers Dexter Martin of Brookings, SD, and John Martin of Alexandria, VA. A private service is to be held in Sopchoppy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tallahassee Homeless Shelter.

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