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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Guy V. Martin

Posted: September 26 2019 at 12:31 PM

Rev. Guy V. Martin, age 84, member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away at his home in Madison, Wis., on September 16, 2019. Rev. Martin served Park Forest: Grace United (Assistant). He was a faculty member at Kendall College, Dean of Students at Colgate University, and Dean of Students at Harvard University Divinity School. 

A celebration of Guy's life will be held later this fall. Please look for updates on the Cress funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Guy's name to Colgate University, the Alzheimers Alliance of Madison or the Madison Public Library.

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