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Lanier Technical College saddened by the loss of Foundation Trustee Kim Martiny

Lanier Technical College Foundation Trustee, Kim Martiny
Lanier Technical College Foundation Trustee, Kim Martiny
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce that Kim Martiny, Lanier Technical College Foundation Trustee Member, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Mr. Martiny was a retired fundraiser who worked as a Senior Development Officer at Mercy Health Partners Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio for many years.

Mr. Martiny had a passion for Lanier Technical College, its students, and its Foundation. He worked tirelessly to help the students of Lanier Tech ensure themselves of a better life through education and graduation into the workforce.

“Kim Martiny’s passing is a tremendous loss to Lanier Technical College and our family,” Lanier Technical College President Dr. Ray Perren said. “He will be greatly missed but will leave a lasting legacy to the students who he had an impact on as well as future students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Lynn and all of their family.”

Mr. Martiny graduated from Carroll College in Wauskesha, WI, in 1964. After completing college he entered the United States Navy and went to flight training in Pensacola, FL. He served as a Crypto Security Officer, and also as Director of Special Services in Kenitra, Morocco. Martiny was sent to Vietnam in 1964 and served as Special Services Officer, running the Officer’s Club and eight hotels for the Navy.

Upon completion of his military duties, Mr. Martiny joined Container Corporation in their folding carton division in Chicago, IL and NYC. In 1968 he was sent to Cincinnati, OH to service the Proctor and Gamble account. In 1975 he joined the Baer, Kemble and Spicer Advertising Agency and eventually purchased and ran the agency under the name of Martiny and Company until 1998.

In 2001 Mr. Martiny began working as a Development Director for Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati from which he retired in 2008. During his time in Cincinnati, he served on many boards and civic organizations including serving as President of the Arthritis Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. He moved to Cumming, GA in 2008 where he was active in St. Brendan’s Catholic Church as a member of the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Lanier Technical College Board of Trustees. 

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Spicer Martiny of Cumming, GA; children, Lauren and Anand Panchal of Palm Beach, FL., Ryan and Allison Martiny of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Riley Christian and William Jacob Martiny of Atlanta, GA; siblings; Sharon Martiny Stieler of Nashville, TN, Jackie and William Dickens of Neenah, WI, Richard and Judith Thorson Martiny of Andersonville, GA, Lori Vance Martiny of Chicago, IL.; and 35 nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, Cumming, GA.

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