We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home
Michael Matteo Antonio Martino, 92, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.
Mike grew up in East Syracuse, NY, where he attended school and helped care for his sick mother. He worked at Lincoln Department Store prior to being drafted into the Army, where he served in the 11th Airborne Division. Mike received several promotions and a Letter of Commendation. After the military, he went on to work as a glazer and eventually opened his own business. Mike was an avid bowler with a passion for dancing.
Mike was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Lillian Tolhurst Martino; and oldest son, Tony Martino.
He is survived by Dorothy Raynor his significant other of 20 years and wonderful caregiver; five of his six children, Mike (Laura) Martino of Chittenango, NY, Perry (Paula) Martino of Kirkville, NY, Kristy Martino Baynham of Jupiter, FL, Vince (Karen) Martino of Tully, NY and Victoria Martino Caropreso of Williamsburg, VA; his 13 grandchildren, Matt Martino, Jessica Martino (Eric) Farmer, Blake (Talia) Baynham, Jackie Martino Stevens, Tracy Baynham, Jeffrey (Amy) Martino, Vinny Martino, Keri Baynham, Mallory Martino, Jacob Martino, Nick Martino, Anthony Martino and Kian Caropreso; and 3 great grandchildren, Maddox Baynham, Lennox Baynham and Aaron Stevens.
Mike loved being involved with kid’s sports. He donated much of his time to the East Syracuse Little League in various roles from coach to president. He and his wife, Babe continued to grow the league throughout the 70s and 80s. He helped out with Pop Warner football and went on to be his kids’ greatest fan; attending most of their sporting events through middle school, high school, and recreational leagues.
Mike was a kind and generous man who stayed active into his early nineties. He volunteered with PEACE, Inc. for many years. He would not hesitate to lend a helping hand to someone in need or offer financial assistance when he could. He will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, and dedication to his family and community. He will be deeply missed by us all.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Delaney Greabell Adydan Funeral Home, 241 Kinne Street, East Syracuse, followed by a brief service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Peace, Inc.