Lawrence Martin, 81, of Egremont

Dee proudly served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of the former Taconic Builders Supply in Great Barrington.

Lawrence D. Martin (Dee), 81, of Egremont died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Berkshire Medical Center.

Lawrence Martin

Dee was born May 16, 1938, in New Haven Connecticut, the only child of Lawrence and Ellen Martin. Dee attended St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Dee proudly served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of the former Taconic Builders Supply in Great Barrington.

Dee will be remembered as a generous and fair-minded businessman, and a kind and loving family man. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Fairview Hospital’s Dialysis Center for their loving care.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Maria (Duda); children Sven Martin (Brandy) of Denver, Colorado, Renee McBride of Mount Washington, and Tamara Alkis (Michael) of Toronto, Canada; and grandchildren Lauren, Lydia, Tai, Pia and Nicholas.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230 or via www.finnertyandstevens.com.