History of Martin's

The Spa Hotel for People In Transition!

Learn the History of Martin's Home For
Service Inc.

Serving the Community

The Martin family has been serving the Montclair community, as well as the greater Essex County area, for many years offering “Quality with Dignity.” Robert B. Martin, Funeral Director, along with his wife Lilian L. Martin established Martin’s Home For Service in October 1952.

Robert Charles Martin has continued the leadership and dedication in the family tradition of serving the community at large with pride. Our personal service caters to the needs of families of all faiths. We assist families in planning traditional services, memorial services, cremation, pre-arrangement planning, transportation and receiving a loved one by land or air for burial and military services. Our goal is to serve families professionally with as little stress as possible by paying attention to funeral details, and sensitively tending to your loved one, one family at a time. We are committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible, all with “Quality with Dignity."

We are celebrating our 60th year in business and would like to thank our Montclair community as well as the community at large. It has been our honor to serve you.
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Our Memorable Figures

Robert B. Martin and Lilian L. Martin

Robert B. Martin and Lilian L. Martin established Martin’s Home For Service, offering “Quality with Dignity” to the community at large. Robert B. Martin passed in 1994. His wife and their son Robert C. Martin carried on his legacy until Lilian’s passing in 2007. Robert C. Martin continues to serve the entire community, paying special attention to the details.

Robert Charles Martin

Robert Charles Martin served his apprenticeship at Martin’s Home For Service from 1963 through 1965. He attended Queens College in New York for business and is a graduate of McAllister School of Embalming in New York for Mortuary Sciences. He also attended NIT in Maryland for internal combustion engines. Mr. Martin left the funeral home in 1976 to pursue a career as a chemist in addition to doing platform work for Revlon. He then owned several hair salons up and down the eastern seaboard. Mr. Martin returned to run Martin’s Home For Service in 1986 when his father took ill.

Mr. Martin was and still is a real estate investor and owner, however, he sold all of his salons and dedicated himself full-time to the funeral home upon his father's death. Mr. Martin is a member of The National Funeral Directors Association and the American Society of Notaries. The second generation in the family business, he has continued to serve the whole community with pride and respect. He passionately helps youth by teaching them how to build motorcycles, how to become funeral directors or just mentoring them in today’s world. His day is never ending.

Thomas C. Brown

Thomas C Brown, licensed funeral director, is a graduate of Eckles College of Mortuary Science, Temple University (Mortuary Science), Rutgers University (Business) and Atlantic School of Insurance. Mr. Brown has been with Martin’s Home For Service since 1977. He is certified in OSHA training, Mass Casualty training and Organ Donor/ Eye Enunciator. Mr. Brown has experience with Arlington National Cemetery. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Epsilon NU Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Inc., American Society of Notaries, American Legion Post 251-Montclair, NJ and is a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Brown serves as a consultant for the funeral home.
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