Martin L. Toper “Marty”



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Greece:  Saturday, May 18, 2024.  Predeceased by his parents, Marty and Mary; sister, Kathleen Kamm. He is survived by his beloved Linda (Merk); son, David; nephews Michael (Sarah) and Matthew (Lyndsey); and many cousins.

Early (age 11) in his life, he worked at delivering groceries, setting (bowling)pins, mowing lawns etc., and later joined a bowling league at Domm’s for many years.

During his 34 years at Eastman Kodak Company, he served in the Army and Army Reserves. In 1976 he received his BS degree in Business and Management from RIT after attending night school for almost nine years. In 1991 he retired from EK Co. and joined the team of Northnagle Realtors for the next ten years.

Thereafter, he golfed, supported the Red Wings, cruised (by ship and off), and took many trips to many exciting places. For many years he was an avid movie goer and regular attendee of Geva and RPO.

Interment will be out of town when Linda can join him.

Please make contributions to any animal rescue place of your choice in Marty’s memory.


  1. Kim Shultz on May 23, 2024 at 6:40 am

    so sorry for the loss of your Dad.I know the special bond the two of you had. sharing your love of cars was a big thing for the two of you. He will always be riding shot gun.
    Love Aunt Kim

  2. Ric Karpenko on May 23, 2024 at 7:12 am

    I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. I am praying for your peace and comfort. I met Marty in 1965 and he was one of the influential people that got me to enroll and graduate from RIT. Very sorry for your loss.

  3. Mary & Bob Richmond on May 23, 2024 at 7:42 am

    So sorry for your loss. He is now in a more peaceful place. Wish we were getting together to celebrate his life, but we will do that at some point later. Gone but not forgotten.

  4. Joan Brandenburg on May 27, 2024 at 11:53 am

    The Veterans Outreach Center extends our deepest sympathy in Martin’s passing.
    We acknowledge and are truly grateful for his service to our country

  5. Cathy Ames on May 28, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    Longtime friend, I am so sorry for what you are going through. Good thoughts, hopeful thoughts are coming your way.

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