Chad Michael Martin, 42 years, of Temperance, MI passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. The son of Roger Martin Jr. and Keitha (Alcock) Reed, he was born June 26, 1979 in Sylvania, OH.
A 1997 graduate of Whitmer High School, he married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Mrkva on June 11, 2005 and were together over 24 years. Chad received his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Lakeland Community College in 2013.
An entrepreneur in the aluminum industry and an innovator in the casting process, Chad was the owner and operator of Rapid Cast Technologies, an aluminum prototype casting foundry which specializes in quick turnaround and hard to cast projects.
An amazing, caring, loving husband and father, he would do anything for his family. Chad would spend as much time as possible with them. They loved to go off road four wheeling Up North, taking them to sporting events and golfing. He was the type of man that would take the shirt off his back for you; he was truly a good friend. An avid University of Michigan fan, Chad had a passion for coaching children, he coached for over 23 years in the Washington Junior Football League. Always up for a good time, he loved listening to music and became very good at brewing his own beer. Jack of all trades he become a great handyman even building his own bar and movie theatre in his basement.
Chad will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie; sons, Landon and Drew; mother, Keitha Reed; father, Roger Jr. (Dianna) Martin; grandparents, Frank and Mona Alcock, Roger and Edith Martin; brothers, Mitchell (Courtney) Reed, Daniel Reed; sister, Casey (Mario) Hernandez and many other loving family.
He was preceded in death by father figure, Mark Cherry.
A special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff of Toledo Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI 48182 where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12 Noon. Burial will follow in Bedford Memorial Gardens Cemetery.