Dear Teammates and Classmates,
I am Bob Soper, Marty's 28 year old nephew ( one of the twins). My
family and I were amazed by the amount of Cabrini alumni attended the services.
It was extremely helpful to hear some stories about Marty in his college years.
I was only 5 years old when Marty attended Cabrini, but I do have some memories
of watching him play college basketball. He would pick me and my brother up on
the way to one of his summer league games, on the way to the game, he would eat
a whole pack of Oreos and drink a gallon of milk, and still play great. It was
very nice to hear that the legend Marty made himself out to be had a lot of
truth to it. Marty's competitive nature came out while teaching his nieces and
nephews how to play basketball. He would teach us how to box out by knocking us
on our butts. He would teach us how to rebound by stepping on our feet and
putting an elbow in our chest.
Steve Brown you'll be happy to know Marty never got over that head
butting thing, me and my brother went home with severe headaches numerous times
after a night out with Marty.
Thank you so much to everybody. It was the medicine me and my
family needed to start the mourning process.
Thank you !!!!!!!
The Clancy Family
To All the Coaches, Basketball Players, Cabrini Alumni, and
Please accept our sincere gratitude for the sympathy, good
thoughts and prayers you have extended to our entire family. Your
outpouring of kindness was of tremendous comfort to myself and Marty's
brothers, sisters nieces and nephews. We may not have known all of
your names or how you knew Marty, but you took the time to share with us a
little memory as you shook our hands.
Your presence eased our sorrow and your stories warmed
our hearts. It helps to know that Martin touched the lives of so many people.
It helps to know that people have memories of his good heart.
We wish we could thank each and every one of you individually
for your kind expressions of support and sympathy.
Thank you for being a part of Marty's life.
Helen Clancy (Martin's Mom)