Obituary: David Michael Gilmartin

Obituary: David Michael Gilmartin

David Michael Gilmartin, 84, of Atlanta, died Nov. 3, 2019.

David Michael Gilmartin, 84, of Atlanta, died Nov. 3, 2019. He was born in Newark, NJ. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His last full-time employment was as vice president of sales at Bekins Moving & Storage. He lived in South Florida for many years, and moved to Atlanta in the late 1980s, where he met his wife Darlyne.

In retirement, they moved to The Villages in Florida for 12 years before returning to Atlanta. At the time of his death, he lived at Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit, where he was the immediate past president of the residents’ association. Dave enjoyed golf, bridge, poker, movies, books, computers and most of all, being with his family.

His sense of humor continued through his brief illness when he asked the visiting priest who administered last rites if he was “good to go.”

Survivors include his wife Darlyne Schoenberg Gilmartin; son Kevin (Melissa) Gilmartin of Atlanta; daughter Kelly Gilmartin of Florida; stepdaughters Karen (Thomas) White of Atlanta and Sharna (Andrew) Sloan of North Carolina; grandchildren Meghan, Kelsey (Austin), Christopher, Devin, Mason, Caden, Joshua (Michelle), Kelly (Bobby), Ashley, Austin, Michael, David, Liane (Metin), Allison (Darrell), Brittany, and Mallory (Patrick); and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Thelma Gilmartin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Roswell. A committal service was to follow at Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta, 678-514-1000. Sign online guest book at

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