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Charlotte Righeimer Martin

March 12, 2013 April 3, 2014
Charlotte Righeimer Martin
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Charlotte Righeimer Martin (age 101) passed away peacefully at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream on April 3, 2014. She married Alvah Taylor Martin, Jr., on June 10, 1944, and they lived for most of their 49 years together in River Forest. Al predeceased her in 1993 at the age of 85. She is survived by her three children, Frank R. Martin (Elizabeth) of River Forest, Sarah Martin (Max) Hill of Green Oaks, and David A. Martin (Sally) of Barrington Hills; 12 grandchildren, Margaret Martin (Sean) Stockton, Katherine Martin, Frank Martin, Henry Hill (Laura), Charles Hill, Mary Hill, Melinda Martin (Charles) Maupin, Karlyn Martin, Ashley Martin, Caitlin Martin, Whitney Martin, and David A. Martin, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren, Henry, Samuel, and James Stockton, Joseph, Charlotte, and Thomas Hill, and Eleanor and Morgan Maupin; and many generations of nieces and nephews. Charlotte was born in Chicago on March 12, 1913, the daughter of Judge Frank Stahl Righeimer and Helen Maddock Righeimer, both of whom predeceased her as did her brother, Frank S. Righeimer, Jr. She grew up in Chicago, graduated from Austin High School, and earned her degree at Smith College in 1933. Charlotte was an accomplished violinist. She loved the fine arts and was a long-time supporter of the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera, and Art Institute. Her lifetime of community service included being a Red Cross Gray Lady during WWII, Girl Scout leader, active parent in her children's schools, OPRF Infant Welfare Society, West Suburban Medical Center Auxiliary, and supporter of Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The family were members of the First Presbyterian Church of River Forest. Charlotte and Al moved to Windsor Park Manor in 1991, where Charlotte was involved in bridge, performances at Wheaton College, and other local interests with her new circle of friends. Interment will be private on Friday, April 25. A celebration of Charlotte's life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 26, at the First Presbyterian Church of River Forest. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Oak Park & River Forest Infant Welfare Society, The Children's Clinic, 320 Lake St, Oak Park IL 60302 or the First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, Capital Fund, 7551 Quick Ave, River Forest IL 60305.


Saturday, April 26th 11 am

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest 7551 Quick Ave. River Forest, IL

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