S: John Charles Martz
FC: Our Poppy | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: John Charles Martz June 5 1916 | One Month | Ten Months
3: Everyone called him Jack
5: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
8: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken Oscar Wilde
9: In 1943 Jack married a young nurse named Dora, but everyone called her Peggy. | Dorathea M Gebert B: 4 Feb 1920 in Germany D. July 13, 2001 St. Louis, MO
10: Ernie, Dingle (Nana), Jack
11: Ernie | Jack
12: Jack landed on Omaha Beach after the Allies secured the area in 1944. As part of the 83rd Infantry Division, Jack was a battalion surgeon working the front lines. When France was finally liberated, his division celebrated in Paris with the other troops from the USA and France. When the trucks drove through Paris, the children followed and waved to him and his fellow soldiers. | Jack and Johnny 1944 before Jack left for England
13: Jack received the purple heart during the Battle of the Bulge while rescuing American and Germany soldiers on the front lines.
14: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
15: A family is made of love and tears laughter and years It grows stronger with the passing of time.
16: With this glass you toast our bliss and share a sip of happiness. To you, our friends, this glass is gifted in hopes it shall be often lifted to celebrate your own delight and bring warm memories of this night.
17: Her mother and I We gave her dawn We gave her grace We stamped our image on her face We gave her books And through the years Calmed her early childhood fears
18: Pop's first grandchild, Elizabeth "Andrea" Sarkady, was born in 1969. In 1972 a second grandchild was born, Andrew Sarkady lll. Once Andrea began to talk Pop's name changed again to Poppy. In Andrea's mind if you called your Mom, Mommy and you called your Dad, Daddy then surely Pop must be Poppy. For the rest of Jacks life the family called him Pop or Poppy. Andrea also received a nickname as well, Midget Pigeon | Poppy also gave Andrea a nickname, Midget Pigeon.
20: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
21: A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.
23: Thank you for inviting us To your Thanksgiving dinner. A day spent in your company Is invariably a winner. Thank you for the time you spent Preparing all the food; For making us feel welcome, You have our gratitude!
24: The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. -Sam Levenson
25: I felt on my back gentle pats like fragile wings just touching me, touching me: my grandchildren's hands. -Bret Lott, Jewel
35: Letters, Hobbies, and Belongings | Eric the Dog
36: John Charles Martz, Sr. M.D. Born : June 5, 1916 Deceased : April 6, 2012
37: Martz, John Charles, Sr., 95, of Chesterfield, MO, died April 6, 2012. Husband of Mary Katherine Martz of Excelsior Springs, MO and the late Margaret (Peggy) Gebert Martz; father of Elizabeth Martz and the late John C. (Candace) Martz, Jr. Beloved grandfather of Jennifer (Ted) Hagan, Lauren (Justin) Lienemann, Andrea (Michael) Culp, Andrew (Patricia) Sarkady. Dear grandfather and stepfather. Born June 5, 1916 in Moberly, MO. Graduated from Kirkwood High School ’34, University of Missouri at Columbia ’38 and Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine ‘42. Served as Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps treating the wounded on the front lines in World War II. Retired in 1985 after 37 years as a pediatrician and as associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Washington U. Memorial service to be held Saturday April 14, 2012 at The Willows at 211 South Woodsmill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Friends will be received at a reception following the service at The Willows. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1 Children's Place, St. Louis, MO 63110 (http://www.stlouischildrens.org/giving) or to The Willows.
38: It's time, to say goodbye. I'm so upset, my mouth has gone dry. Slowly I bend over, and give you a kiss. your blue eyes filled with sadness, the time I spent together I will miss. When I pull away, with this pain in my heart. I don't want you to leave me, I don't want to be apart. Sadly I know, this goodbye means forever, we have so many memories, that I will always remember. The drive back home, was the saddest I ever had. I cried so hard, I felt so bad.
39: I prayed that God, would let you stay. But eventually He took you, far away. It's all for the best, I learned to face. you are free from pain, and in a better place. your memory is alive, to this day. I love you so much poppy even though your far away. I know you look down on me, and still love me with all your heart, a bond so strong, it will never break apart. Please remember me, and all the good times. For I love you so much, I put it in rhyme.