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Patricia Martin

'Coach' Donald F. Martin

My sister and I have created this memorial page to celebrate the life of 'Coach' Donald F. Martin. While we knew him as 'dad', we know that he touched many people's lives in various different ways. We wanted to create a virtual space were friends and family, acquaintances and colleagues could come together...  see more

Donald (Don) F. Martin, of Berwyn, PA, passed away in late January 2021 at the age of 67. He was born in January 1954 in Kingston, PA to Donald W. and Patricia A. Martin, eldest of four children. Don graduated from Slippery Rock University, and shortly thereafter married his wife, Ann, and settled in Berwyn, PA where their two daughters, Patricia (Trisha), and Shannon, were born and raised as proud Philadelphia natives. Trained as an...  see more
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  • Michael Seidenstricker
    Peace & blessings to Ann & her wonderful daughters.
    I went 1 for 30 during my Little League years but was happy to add a little so that a new generation can enjoy this great sport.
    Oh yeah, & go Phils!!
  • chuck armbruster
    Don was always committed to whatever he set his eyes on. He's coaching a fine team now, I am certain.
  • Rob Craven
    One of the reasons I enjoyed coaching girls softball so much was having Don's focus and positivity on the field, no matter where, my dugout or theirs. I remember Trish and Shannon being a living testimonial to the wonderful father he had become. RIP...  more
  • Irv Hurwitz
    My family is heartbroken over the news of Don's passing. Truly one of a kind. Don's enthusiasm for softball and coaching was infectious. My daughter Rachel was so fortunate to have Don as her coach for the BPLL girls softball tournament team for many...  more
  • Patricia Decicco-Goldstein
    Our condolences and prayers to you and your family.
  • Karen Joyce
    They broke the mold with Don. There will never be another like him. The epitome of passion. A great coach, a great friend, a great person. He will be missed dearly. Broken-hearted. My thoughts and prayers will remain with you and your family.
  • Shannon Martin
  • Diana  Felker
    Many might not even know that Don spent a year helping to coach Conestoga Volleyball. While he may not have had a ton of volleyball knowledge, he was a great person to have on the staff for ideas and insights into coaching. He just loved to coach. He...  more
  • Guy Ciarrocchi
    Heart-broken and grateful. Coach Don taught me how to balance intensity and fun as a coach. And leading by example, he “gave back” to countless players, teaching them about softball and life. Players (& coaches) learned about softball, teamwork and...  more
  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • Shannon Martin
    Shannon Martin added 2 photo(s) to the memorial 'Coach' Donald F. Martin:
    Berwyn-Paoli Area Little League
    Berwyn-Paoli Area Little League
  • Shannon Martin
    Shannon Martin added 1 photo(s) to the memorial 'Coach' Donald F. Martin:
    Shannon's HS Softball Senior Day