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John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.
John M. 'Jack' Martin Sr.

John M. "Jack" Martin Sr. , a retired real estate broker who had been publisher of the Arbutus Times, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 86. Born John Melvin Martin in Woodlawn, he was raised in Catonsville on Egges Lane. He graduated from Catonsville High School in 1945. "He was out with his best friend Bob Taylor in 1948, and they ran into a [National Guard] recruiter who was looking for a few good men to find enough local men to start a Guard unit in Catonsville," said his son, Michael P. Martin of Catonsville. "They agreed to sign. ... They borrowed the sergeant's jeep and rounded up...