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  • Martin D. “Marty” Bull

  • Martin D. “Marty” Bull, 62, a lifelong Mohawk Valley resident, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Upstate Medical Center, with his loving family and friends at his side.

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  • Martin D. “Marty” Bull, 62, a lifelong Mohawk Valley resident, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Upstate Medical Center, with his loving family and friends at his side.
    Marty was born on Feb. 6, 1950, in Bellefonte, Pa., the son of the late Lloyd and Carol (Brown) Bull. He was a 1968 graduate of Herkimer High School and received an associate’s degree from Herkimer County Community College. He was a co-owner and partner of Bull Brothers Incorporated of Utica for the past 42 years and also a co-owner of Fastrac Markets of Syracuse. On Nov. 2, 1979, he was united in marriage to the former Susan Palmer, sharing 33 years of happiness, contentment and unconditional love.
    A focused and dedicated public servant, Marty was currently serving on the board of directors for Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, was past president for the Herkimer County Community College Foundation Board, was a member of the Utica Rotary Club, served on the board of directors for Folts Homes, served as a board member for the New York State Snowmobile Association, a longtime member of the Cedar Lake Golf Club, a member of the Yahnundasis Country Club, served on the board of the Visitors Nursing Association and served on many boards for the First Baptist Church of Herkimer.
    Marty enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. An avid golfer, he spent many many hours playing golf at the Yahnundasis Golf Club, the Cedar Lake Golf Club and many golf courses around the country, but most important was taking care of his family and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. All said, Marty will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
    He is survived by his beloved wife, Susan; a son, Jason Bull, of Ilion; a daughter, Erica Bull Sweet and husband, Jordan, of Ilion; his brothers, Larry Bull and wife, Corky, of Herkimer, and Bruce Bull and his wife, Fran, of Lowville; his sisters, Karen Fenner and her husband, Robert, of Snellville, Ga., and Beverly Springer and her husband, Gary, of Alpharetta, Ga.; his cherished grandchildren, Maddox and Mia Bella Grace Sweet; his stepmother, Arlene Bull, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Gloria Palmer; in-laws, John Prichard and wife, Mary, Robert Palmer, Jr., and Eric Palmer; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many wonderful special friends. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Robert Palmer.
    The family would like to extend a special thank you to Larry and Terry Thibault, Dr. Dennis Blom and the CCU of Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare for their care and kindness shown to the family and to Marty during his illness.
    The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion (town of Frankfort), 894-8000, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. Marty’s funeral service will commence on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 135 N. Washington St., Herkimer, with the Reverend Dr. Tenolian Bell, pastor, officiating. Interment will take place privately at Cedar Lake Cemetery.
    Page 2 of 2 - In lieu of floral arrangements, those wishing to express an act of kindness may make a donation in Marty’s memory to the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, the Community Foundation or the First Baptist Church, Herkimer; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Harry J. Enea, Jr., funeral director. To add to Marty’s online memorials, please visit www.eneafamily.com.
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