Wayne D. Martin

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Wayne D. Martin

Wayne D. Martin was born April 26,1961 in Baltimore MD to the late Dayton K. Martin and Annie Marie Martin.

He departed this life on Monday April 12, 2021.


Wayne spent most of his childhood in Baltimore MD and upon the death of his mother moved to NJ to live with his Uncle William (Country) and Aunt Cora Lassiter.


Wayne also known as “Dino” by most of his close friends and family attended Burlington City HS and was a well rounded athlete, he graduated in 1979. A few years after graduating Wayne married Anthonette (Lady) Paye and from that union was one son Wayne (DJ) Martin. While residing in NJ Wayne worked as a cook at Ft. Dix.

By the early 90’s Wayne and his family moved back to Baltimore where he resided until returning to NJ in 2004.


In 2018 failing health landed Wayne at Royal Health Gate Nursing Rehab in Trenton NJ. If you knew Wayne you know he gave the nurses and workers at the facility a “run for their money”. After leaving the nursing rehab he moved to Louis Josephson Senior Apartments also in Trenton. 


Wayne enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles the Baltimore Ravens, shooting Pool, hanging out and running his mouth. He will be missed.


He leaves to cherish his memory his oldest and devoted brother; James “JC” Martin (Wendy) of Burlington NJ, his brother; Byron Martin (Lawaka) of Baltimore MD, his brother; Keith Gholston (Terrie) of Ft. Mitchell Alabama, his son; Wayne Martin (Lakeisa) and two grandsons Cameron and Roman Martin of York PA, two aunts; Rosa Mae Lee of Baltimore MD, Lois Stephenson (Theodore) of Seaboard NC and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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