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Michael Joseph Martin
June 28, 1948 March 6, 2010
Michael Martin, 61, of Stevinson, died March 6 in Stevinson.
Mike was raised in the Stevinson area and attended school in Gustine and Hilmar. After graduation from Gustine High School, he went to work in Idaho and then in Alaska as a gold dredger in Nome. He returned to California in the 1970s and started his career with Luprino Foods in Tracy. Mike enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He loved his dog Toby, a faithful friend and companion. He was an avid Niner and Giants fan. Mike was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Stevinson.
Mike is survived by his brothers, Bob Martin of Antioch, Jerry Martin of Livingston, Joe Martin of Sacramento and Kelly Martin of Ceres; sisters, Maureen Spencer of Los Banos, Lori Machado of Newman, Ann Thomas of South Bend, Ind., Patty Martin of Seattle, Wash. and Katy Marin of San Jose; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Patricia Martin; brothers, Tim Martin and Eddie Martin; and sister, Mary Beth Wilson.  
A memorial mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2809 Railroad Ave., Stevinson. It will be officiated by Father Hilary Silva. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Rosary Building Fund, P.O. Box 429, Hilmar, CA. 95324.
Services are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias.