Martin J. 'Marty' Ghastin
Martin James "Marty" Ghastin entered into eternal life on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89.
Marty was born on May 22, 1930 in Traverse City, to parents James and Bridget Ghastin (nÊe Brzezinski). He was one of six children. Marty attended St. Francis High School and graduated in 1948. While in school he met the love of his life, Bernice A. Buchan. They were united in marriage on Sept. 17, 1949, and celebrated 70 years of marriage and the birth of their four children: Patrick, Robert, LouAnn and Michele.
Marty honorably served our country in the United States National Guard. Martin's vocation as an international purchaser and store opener with KMart took him all across the world as he traveled for work. An avid golfer, Marty was active country clubs in Traverse City and Bradenton, and also was an active member with St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Martin Ghastin is survived by his sons, Patrick Ghastin and Robert Ghastin; daughters, LouAnn Hale and Michele (Billy) Butler; brother, Jack Ghastin, and sister, Mary Worm; grandchildren, Derrek Hale and Heather Hale.
Marty is united in Heaven with his wife of 70 years, Bernice; his parents, James and Bridget; brothers, Burl Ghastin and Jim Ghastin; and sister, Theresa Richards.
Funeral services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Martin will be laid to rest next to his wife at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to express a gift of sympathy are asked to consider the Father Fred Foundation.
Martin and his family are in the care of the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Kindly share a memory of Martin at
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Kathleen Debra Ott
Mar 24, 2020
The skies have opened the heavens to welcome Marty and Bernie home they now lye in the Divine warmth of Gods arms where they are safe and free together forever. The most inspiring couple I have ever meet, rest in peace my dear friends 💖💛💖
Don & Sharon Metz
Mar 24, 2020
What great times we had on the short trips to great golf courses and the
losers (in the game that day) served the drinks after the game was over.
We will surely miss this couple, proud to call them, Bernie & Marty.
We had a way of drawing names for the bedrooms in the rental houses each year. Sharon & I seemed to always get the smallest BR, which would always also make us the point of some good Razzing. Good times and good friends. May they both reside now with their God.
Dick and Jean Buchan
Mar 21, 2020
We will miss you Marty. Rest in peace and enjoy your reunion with Bernie. To the family with love and sympathy, cherish your memories of this wonderful man.
Wayne Green
Mar 21, 2020
Marty worked at Kmart Internations Headquarters (KIH) as a buyer when I worked there, from 1970 - 1997). He was a gentleman who I enjoyed working with on occasion. A very nice man. God bless his family and loved ones during this time of grief.
Gregory Buchan
Mar 19, 2020
Rest In Peace Marty you were my favorite uncle. Sending good thoughts and vibes to all .
Richard Zoulek and family
Mar 19, 2020
At peace and with the Lord.