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David Edgar Martin

1956 - 2022


David Edgar Martin, affectionately known as “Champ” was born on April 13, 1956 to Ivy May Martin and the late David Nathaniel Martin in the Bronx, New York. David graduated from this life to eternal life on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

As a young man David attended PS 167 and later St. Gregory the Great thru middle school. While in High School at St. Francis Prep David excelled in a variety of sports including Track & Field, Rugby and Football. His numerous athletic honors in football includes being chosen for the Parade All American 1st Team, New York News All Star Team and All City NY First Team for his Junior and Senior years. David also received numerous medals for the Shotput and Discus throw. In his Senior year he traveled to Europe with the Preps Rugby team and was awarded Most Valuable Player while playing in Ireland.

David was scouted by numerous colleges to play football. Due to his outstanding performance on the playing field he was recruited by Woody Hayes of Ohio State but decided to attend Rice University in Houston, Texas on a full athletic Scholarship. David eventually returned to New York and attended Fordham University in the Bronx on full athletic scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science when he graduated from Fordham.

After Graduation David played semi pro football with the Brooklyn Knights while working at night with the Bureau of Child Welfare. Once David was called by the NYPD for cadet training his career path shifted.

As David began his policing career he married his college sweetheart Angie Lewers. This union produced two sons, David Martin the 3rd and Daniel Martin.

During David’s policing career he served in a variety of areas. His first assignment was to the Transit Division and he later jumped at the opportunity to serve the community at the 81 Precinct in NYPD Patrol Bureau Brooklyn North. Four years later David was assigned to the Police Academy as a Political Science instructor . He also worked in the Ceremonial Unit for a short time before entering the elite Emergency Service Unit where he would remain until his retirement in 2003. During his police service David received many commendations and awards including the Finest of the month Award and the highly regarded Medal of Valor. Due to the diligent service of the ESU officers during the 911 Terrorist attacks, David was promoted to Detective 3rd Grade along with his ESU comrades.

After retirement David continued to grow and achieve. He worked with the United Nations Security Detail, was a licensed Armed Guard, studied to become a drug/alcohol counselor while at VIP Community Services and was ordained a minister under Pastor Gene Profeta at Massapequa Tabernacle. David last served in ministry at Bible Faith Tabernacle under Bishop Gregory Foster.

David’s favorite things include collecting coins, GI Joe memorabilia and invicta watches. He also enjoyed a great steak dinner, military movies, cartoons, laughing out loud and playing a prank on anyone he could. His favorite football teams were the Steelers, Rams and the Jets! He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, his infectious smile and loving personality.

David leaves to cherish his memory, His mother Ivy May Martin, his brother Dennis Palmer Jr., his sister Phyllis (Martin) Talbot, his brother-in-law Harold Talbot Jr., his Wife Angie Martin, his Sons David & Daniel Martin as well as a host of nieces, cousins, friends and his ESU/NYPD brothers in blue.


Thursday, December 29

2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Friday, December 30

11:00 AM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


The Evergreens Cemetery

1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


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