Myron Michael Martier, 80, a humanitarian and noted volunteer to mankind, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 20, 2014 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Myron was born, raised and educated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he attended Washington High School and Marquette University.
He worked for various air conditioning manufacturers, notably Westinghouse, American Standard and Rheem Manufacturing in a variety of field and headquarters positions in sales and marketing. Mr. Martier was recruited by American Standard in 1967 and moved his family from Georgetown, Massachusetts to Elyria. When American Standard sold their air conditioning division to Tappan Appliance of Mansfield, he remained as Manager of Distribution, developing distribution networks in Canada and the US. He was also responsible for OEM sales to other companies in the air conditioning industry. Tappan sold its air conditioning business to Smith Jones in 1978. Mr. Martier left the company and joined Rheem Mfg. of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where he enjoyed a very successful sales career, receiving a number of achievement awards, including Rheem’s "Man of the Year" twice. After retiring in 1995, Mr. Martier went on to an active life of community volunteering. He worked at First Congregational United Church of Christ Food Pantry, was a long term volunteer at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Avon and had a long respected tenure working for the Lorain County Office on Aging, as well as the Retired Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP"). He sold Christmas cookies, delivered food to people in need, delivered 300 newspapers to seniors each month and was widely known as a "ready, willing and able" volunteer, the first person called upon when a competent person was needed to fill a position. Myron took immense pride in his volunteer activities.
Myron was a long term member and former president of the Elyria Senior Fellowship, the Elyria ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out), and the Gas House Gang. He was a former member of First Congregational United Church of Christ Board of Trustees as well as East Elyria Kiwanis and a member of the ACLU.
Myron is survived by his daughter, Alison (William) Schweizer of New York City; sons, Michael Martier (Marcia Logan) of Elyria, Brennan Martier of Driggs, Idaho and Peter Martier (Rani) of Warrington, Pennsylvania; as well as the mother of his children, Susan Martier of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by grandchildren, Joshua and Jasmine Martier of Warrington, Pennsylvania, Noah and Elizabeth Schweizer of New York City, and Tristan Clapp of Quincy, Massachusetts; as well as a great grandson, Hunter Clapp of Quincy, Massachusetts.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Valerie (Craig) Clapp of Quincy, Massachusetts.
A private family burial service for Myron will be at Foxfield Preserve, Wilmot, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain County Chapter of American Red Cross, 2929 West River Rd. N., Elyria OH 44035.
Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, handled arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com