Martin Loftus

Martin J. "Marty" Loftus

May 12, 1932 - July 17, 2019
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Martin James “Marty” Loftus, 87, passed away on July 17 in Edgewater, MD. Born on May 12, 1932 in Chicago, IL, Marty was one of eight children born to the late Joseph P. and Margaret Mary Loftus. As a veteran of the Korea War he served with the U.S. Army 523rd Engineers. Marty a graduate of Gonzaga College High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree through studies at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. He retired from a 35 year career at Armco Steel Corp. Baltimore Works and later founded Chesapeake Marine Drive Corp. Marty enjoyed sailing, golfing, painting, fishing, hunting and refinishing antiques.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Mary Jermyn Loftus; his companion of 32 years, Judith Karen Pyrah and a brother, Joseph Loftus. Marty is survived by his son, Martin Tiernay (AliceAnne) Loftus of Crownsville, MD; his daughter, Janet Loftus (Raul) Martin of Edgewater, MD; three brothers, Greg (Diana) Lyon-Loftus of Waynesboro, PA, C. Michael (Claire) Loftus of Bethany Beach, DE and John C. (Eileen) Loftus of Frankford, DE; three sisters, Katherine (Ron) Boucher of Catonsville, MD, Judy Hunter of Madison, WI and Joan (Richard) Brown of Kensington, MD; two grandsons, Christian Loftus and David (Rebecca) Martin; five granddaughters, Jenifer Martin, Kasey Martin, Christina (Mike) O’Connell, and Marissa Loftus; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be offered on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Road, Edgewater, MD. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122. On line condolences may be given by using the memory tab on this page.
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
    515 Loch Haven Road
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  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    13801 Georgia Avenue
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David Martin

Posted at 05:48pm
May you forever rest in peace Bepop! I am forever blessed to have had you in my life. You have given me so many memories as a child that I will forever hold dear. My sincere condolences, prayers and love to the rest of the family.

Claire, Mike and family

Posted at 02:55pm
Tiernay & Alice Ann, Jan & Raul and families. We mourn Marty's passing, but he had a wonderful life. He loved all of you without measure.
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Justin Whittington

Posted at 12:54pm
May the Lord receive him into the joy of the Kingdom: "Well done, good and faithful servant!" And may He give comfort and peace to you, Marty, and all who grieve the death of your father. Justin Whittington SJ, Gonzaga '78

Terence Flynn

Posted at 12:29pm
Condolences to the Loftus family, and especially Marty, on the passing of your father. Regards, Terry Flynn, Gonzaga ‘78.


Posted at 11:59am
Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15).  God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon.

We know this from what a servant of God from the past, Job, asked God: “If a man dies, can he live again?  I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (death) until my relief comes.   You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14, 15) God is longing to give life back to those who have died.

Perhaps these words do not calm your pain but we are certain that God will resurrect all those who demonstrate faith in the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled.  May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). 

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