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Subject: Archive: Dwight Martin, uncredited actor in six notable movies from 1949-50

Died in 2017 at 95
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Date Posted: Friday, March 06, 08:56:33am

Dwight Hollister Martin
1921 - 2017

Dwight Hollister Martin, 95, of East Hartford and formerly of Amston and Colchester, husband of the late Doris (Charron) Martin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born May 20, 1921 in Valdosta, GA, son of the late Horace and Nellie (Plummer) Martin. He attended Windham High School and the Mount Hermon Prep School in Mount Hermon, MA where he graduated in 1940. He then attended the Julius Hartt School of Music in Hartford for one year. He earned his B.S. Degree in 1955 from the present day CCSU and his Masters from UConn in 1962. Dwight was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Europe for 3 years. Dwight was an original faculty member of RHAM High School in Hebron when it opened in 1957, teaching Industrial Arts until 1967. While at RHAM he was also the Driver's Education instructor, teaching many Hebron, Andover and Marlborough teenagers how to drive. He also taught at Bacon Academy in Colchester for one year and Granby Memorial High School for 18 years. Dwight was also heavily involved in the theater. He helped to found many theater groups including the Podium Players in Hebron and two groups in Florida during his retirement. He was involved with several theater groups in the area including the Nutmeg Summer Theater, Southbury Playhouse, Image Playhouse and the Triangle Playhouse. He had over 100 acting credits including Emile De Becque in South Pacific and Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman. He also had over 30 directing credits including Oklahoma and Arsenic and Old Lace. He also taught theater at the University of Rhode Island and Manchester Community College. He is survived by his sons, Zachary D. Martin and his wife Jacqueline of Glastonbury and Bradley H. Martin and his wife Sheryl of Coventry; his grandchildren Courtney Martin of Manchester, Whitney Martin of Glastonbury, Andrew Martin of Andover and Victoria Martin of Coventry as well as his great-granddaughter Brynn Diakostavrianos. He is also survived by his sister Sylvia Zimmerman as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Fill. Dwight's family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to his personal caregivers, Treasuri Brown, Toni Young and Quincy Cole for their devoted care and compassion given to Dwight in the past two years. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church Street, Hebron. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 8, 2017.


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