Dennis J. Martin


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis J. Martin, 64, a lifelong resident of Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2010, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. Dennis died Sunday, July 4, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dennis Martin was born Dec. 7, 1945 in Davenport, a son of Carl and Mary Alice (Quinn) Martin. He was a 1963 graduate of Assumption High School. He served in the Army Reserves from 1963 until 1970. Dennis was united in marriage to Shirley Chandler on Feb. 7, 1970 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Bloomfield.

Dennis was an electronic technician at the Quad-City Times. He retired in 2008 after 35 years of service. He enjoyed reading, playing his Gameboy and Bingo.  Dennis was a pro at the claw crane game, amassing stuffed animals to give out at Halloween to the kids. He also enjoyed tinkering with electrical machinery and could fix about anything.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Genesis Hospice, or to the American Diabetes Association.


Dennis is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley, Davenport; children, Michael Martin, Davenport, Michelle (Dan) Martin-Burke, Cordova, Ill., and Daniel Martin, Davenport; grandchildren, Darren Martin, Davenport, Brianne Ainsworth, Cordova, James Burke, Cordova; a brother Daniel “Quinn” Martin, Waterloo, Iowa; the Bovee family, Cathy, Skyler, Shane (Heather); and his good friend, Wayne (Connie) Dismer, Andover, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Dennis’ obituary at

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