Emile E. "Mitz" Martin III
Tue, 2014/02/25 - 4:00am News Staff
Emile E. "Mitz" Martin III passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after a long illness on Monday, February 17, 2014, at the age of 92. Emile was born in Happy Jack, Plaquemines Parish and he resided most of his life in Belle Chasse. He was the son of Mercedes Becnel and Emile E. Martin, Jr. He was the loving husband for 68 years to Amanda Zahn Martin and the father of Edward Zahn (Cindy), Johnette Leontine, Jay Emile, Robert Dale (Mary), David Edward and Gregory Frank Martin. "The Judge" was grandfather of Jean Paul, Jonathan (Sandi), Elizabeth, Justen, Jeremy and Emily Martin, and was looking forward to the birth of his first great grandchild this spring. He is survived by one brother Ray Martin (Donna) and one sister Mary Lou Ban, and was predeceased by his other siblings, Una Vullo, Benjamin, Eugene and Rita Mae Martin and Lorraine Landry. He is also survived by his brother-in-law James E. Johnson, sister-in-law Bennie Jay Zahn and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends attended the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Belle Chasse, LA on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Interment followed in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to, St. Michael Special School, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130. To view and sign the guest book, please go to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.