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Gregory Alan Martin

September 6, 1968 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old


Gregory Alan Martin, formerly of Mishawaka, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Palm Desert California at the age of 54 on May 16, 2023.  Greg was born September 6, 1968, in Mishawaka to the late Billy G. and Nancy (Pulley) Martin.  In 1988, Greg graduated from Mishawaka High School where he became a standout athlete for the basketball team and earned the nickname “Gadget” for his unbelievable ability to handle the ball. Greg’s natural athleticism earned him a scholarship to play basketball at Hillsdale College and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1991. Several of Greg’s scoring records at both Mishawaka High School and Hillsdale still stand today.

He is survived by his siblings, Tammy (Mike) O’Dell, Billy G. Martin Jr., and Kim Wiening as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Michelle Stebbins, his sister-in-law Michelle Martin, and his niece Kathryn Franklin.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.  Immediately following visitation, a celebration of life will begin at 7pm where family and friends may share memories of Greg.

Following his graduation from Hillsdale College, Greg moved to California and became a self-employed Senior Mortgage Underwriter, serving the community he loved so much for over 32 years.

He had a unique ability to find rare antiques and various other collectables and his keen eye for these unique pieces made his home a testament to the beauty of the past.  Greg also loved all animals, and they held a special place in his heart. 

Family was at the core of Greg’s heart, and he held a special place for his nieces and nephews whom he adored beyond measure. His outgoing personality allowed him the ability to connect deeply with his family and others through not only his business, but as a basketball coach and mentor to younger players in need of guidance, inspiring players to achieve and overcome obstacles in life.

In his memory, donations may be made to support the family with final expenses through the “Donate” tab above.  To light a virtual candle, share a story of Greg’s life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.

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September 6, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, IN 46561

Celebration of Life
September 6, 2023

7:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, IN 46561


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