Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Martin, 62, of Westminster, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at home after a 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born October 30, 1958 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Paul Otto Martin (2010) and Dorothy Baumgardner Martin (2016).
Becky graduated from Westminster High School in 1976 and from McDaniel College formerly Western Maryland College with a BLA in 1980 and a Med. in 1981. She was hired as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Assistant Track and Field Coach and to teach in the Physical Education Department. Throughout her career she also served as the Intramural Director and Senior Women’s Athletic Representative serving on numerous professional committees. She retired in 2019 after 37 years leading the Women’s Basketball Program to numerous post season tournaments. Throughout her coaching career, she has accumulated a total of over 500 wins. She was awarded the MAC Southern Division Coach of the Year award and inducted into the McDaniel College Sports Hall of Fame, Carroll County Hall of Fame, and the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame for all of her accomplishments.
She was a lifelong 4th generation member at St. John Catholic Church attending St John School through 8th grade. As an adult she served as a Eucharistic Minister, serving multiple terms on the Pastoral Council including as president and was also a School Board Member. She chaired the Sesquicentennial Committee, and on numerous other ad-hoc committees.
Becky enjoyed spending time with family, friends, former players and any athletic venture including golfing, hiking, rafting down the Colorado River, biking the C&O Canal and traveling the world which included Down Under to Australia and taking her teams abroad to Europe numerous times for competition and cultural exposure.
She is survived by cousins Carl Graham, John and Susan Rinehart, Dave and Dottie Haschert, Dennis and Shelley Miller, John and Sue Dell, Gary and Judy Dell, Vincent Dell, Sarah DeRita, Gary and Martina Lane, Scott and Nikki Swartz, Charles and Kate Haschert, Steven and Cassandra Koresko and Rachel Rinehart.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, Rev. Father Mark Bialek officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, in Finksburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Becky’s name to Pancreatic Cancer Alliance, 55 N. Lake Ave., Worchester, MA 01655.
For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on Facebook. To join virtually, please go to the St. John Westminster Facebook page (@stjohnwestminster).
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