William (Bill) Martin William L. Martin

First post: Jul 23, 2022 Latest post: Aug 2, 2022
Dear Family and Friends,

My dad, William (Bill) Martin, has been battling Parkinson's since 2006 and was in the late stages of the disease when he contracted COVID on July 8, 2022, something he managed to avoid for 2 1/2 years.  It has not gone well for him and he has been hospitalized at the VA under hospice care since Monday, July 11, 2022. 

We have decided as a family to bring him home on Monday so he can be comfortable and pass peacefully with his loved ones next to him.  We are not sure of the timeline as he has been in a pattern of decline mixed with some days where he appears to gain strength.  He is not talking but responds sometimes when we talk to him. 

I am creating this site to keep everyone updated as I think they next few days are going to be difficult and we may not have time to respond to messages or phone calls with status updates.  If you would like to leave words of support for my dad or a notable memory, we will read them to him as they come in.  I believe he can hear us and knows that he is surrounded by love from family and friends near and far.  

While we are extremely sad, we are also at peace .  Thank you to everyone who has checked in and offered support especially for my mom.  We feel very supported and loved.  

We will continue to keep you updated.  

Thanks, Ramie