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Martin "Marty" Michael Yanik Jr., age 64, passed away after an unexpected illness on Monday ( Feb. 5, 2018) at CHS Northeast in Concord, N.C.
He was born March 6, 1953, to Martin Sr. and Mary (Egolf) Yanik.
A native of Sharpsville, he was a 1971 graduate of Sharpsville High School and attended Thiel College in Greenville.
He married Mary Ellen Cooper on June 23, 1973. For most of his life, he worked as an industrial sales executive, and was at the top of his field. He loved meeting new people and making "Cold Calls." He had the gift of gab and was especially good at closing deals.
Anyone who met him instantly liked him and knew what a good man he was.
In his spare time, Marty enjoyed spending time with his family and volunteering for Meals on Wheels, reading, cooking pizzas in his brick pizza oven, and taking his grandson to visit the train museum.
He was an active member of the Boardman, Ohio, Optimist Club for many years, organizing fundraisers and acting as president.
He is survived by: his beloved wife of 44 years, Mary; daughters Marla (Mike) Guerity of Concord, and Megan (Derrick) Horn of Midland; as well as nieces, nephews, and two grandchildren, Sophia and Cooper of Concord, whom he adored.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Martin Sr.; mother, Mary (Egolf); and sisters Marianne Marshall and Darlene Collins.
The receiving of family and friends will take place on Saturday (2-10-18) at 4 p.m. at HARTSELL FUNERAL HOME, 460 Branchview Drive NE, Concord. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.
A memorial service will be held immediately afterwards at 5 p.m.
Memorial donations in memory of Marty can be made to any Meals on Wheels organization in your local area.
Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Yanik family.
Published on February 9, 2018
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