FARMER, Martin T. Beloved husband of Mary Lynn Farmer (nee Bochenek) for 28 years. Loving father of Christine (Fred) Kurtz and Martin J. Farmer.
Devoted grandfather of Travis, Bruce and Bobby Kurtz. Dear brother of Fran (Casey) Kuta and the late Thomas Farmer. Preceded in death by his wife of 25 years Elda Farmer (nee Marzinnelli) and his parents Thomas and Mae Farmer. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Marty attended St. Thomas Aquinas School and St. Mel's High School in Chicago. Following his graduation from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, Marty enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps. Captain Farmer spent 6 years with the Marines including 2 tours of Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. Marty received his law degree from Loyola Law School in Chicago. He had a long career as a bank lobbyist in Washington, D.C. as Director of Legislative Affairs, 19 years with First National Bank of Chicago and 12 years with Barnett Banks of Jacksonville, FL. He was a lifelong basketball player. He had a special devotion to his fellow Marines.
Marty passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 77 years of age. Visitation on FRIDAY, February 8, 2019 at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd. from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial on SATURDAY, February 9, 2019 at Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Rd. at 10:00AM. Internment will take place on July 18th, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Tristate, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or to Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263. Www.bjmeyer.com