Martin "Marty" B. McCaslin

01/05/1947 - 11/12/2023


Obituary For Martin "Marty" B. McCaslin

Martin “Marty” Barry McCaslin (76) was called to the presence of the Lord November 12, 2023. He passed at Mercy Health - St. Rita’s in Lima, OH surrounded by loved ones.
Marty was born in Lima, OH January 5th 1947. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joy and Earl McCaslin, sister, Susan McCaslin, and grandson Conner Briggs. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy, sister, Barbara McCaslin Lindsay, daughter, Jennifer “JJ” Briggs, son, Keith (Liz) McCaslin and grandsons: Michael, Hudson, Dawson, and Griffin.
Marty played football and graduated from Perry High School in 1965, and graduated from Allied School of Technology in Chicago. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served our country overseas. He attended THE Ohio State University where he met the love of his life, Sandy. They’d go on to spend 51 loving years of marriage together.
Beginning his career with B & J Shaffner Distributors, he then continued w/ New Gazette Printing and eventually retired from The University of Northwestern Ohio.
Marty was a family man. He enjoyed gatherings with good food, great family, serious card play and watching football. When he had a spare moment,he enjoyed wood working, shooting guns and driving his 2017 Watkins Glen Grey C7 Corvette Grand Sport.
Marty was a proud member of many organizations. As a lifetime member, he achieved 49 years of perfect attendance and had served as past President of Lima Noon Sertoma and the Regional Director of Sertoma. He was a lifetime member of NRA, and Lima Sabres Shooting Association. He served on the Board of Top Mark Credit Union and was a life member of B.P.O.E. #54 in Lima and Corvette Grand Sport Registry.
Marty was a member of Lima Baptist Temple. As a Christian he never knew a stranger. They were friends and friends were Family. Rarely would he go out without recognizing a face he could share a story with. He will be greatly missed by many friends, family and neighbors. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter and LOVE.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES SHAWNEE CHAPEL and from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am Saturday at Lima Baptist Temple with Pastor Gary Hohman officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 1275 and the U S Air Force.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association,, associated with the Lima Noon Sertoma Club.
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  • 11/28/2023

    Keith, my heartfelt condolences go out to you, Liz and your entire McCaslin Family. Marty was such a wonderful man in every aspect of life. I would have been honored to have known him if I had the chance. I am blessed to work with you at Morgan Stanley. Diane Elizabeth Burke - Massachusetts

  • 11/20/2023

    We are so sorry for your loss, Keith and Family! Sending light and love- Sarah Engebritson-Morgan Stanley

  • 11/18/2023

    Sandy and family, We have many pleasant memories of Marty; a wonderful person and great Sertoman. He was always a lot of fun to be around. You have our prayers and sympathy at this time of his passing. Nelson and Ella Blue

  • 11/17/2023

    Occasionally we spend a brief moment with a person who makes an impact on our lives. I met Marty at the funeral services for Phil Krouskop, sitting next to him and sharing our life stories. Again, at a reunion for Perry alumni and former staff, I bumped into him and we again visited. After these two brief encounters I realized I had made a new friend . I am sorry that my schedule does not allow me to visit Lima to honor his life in person - the world needs more Marty McCaslins - and today it mourns his passing. My sincere condolences to his family. John Bean

  • 11/16/2023

    Dear Sandy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only got to know Marty recently at the Senior Center & he was very nice & a fun guy. He shared his music tapes with the aquatic staff so we always had great 60's & 70's music to exercise to in the pool! Sandy & I were classmates in High School & we were able to get re-acquainted at the center also, & you could easily see what a loving couple they were, so happy together too!

  • 11/15/2023

    Oh my goodness, Bill and I are so sorry to learn of this. We're sending prayers to the whole family. So many special memories!!!

  • 11/15/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family. Barrett and Betty

  • 11/15/2023

    Keith and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Orchard Hill, golfing in the back yard, ramping the sewer into the driveway at your house, and so many more memories. The McCaslin family will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • 11/15/2023

    Sandy Jen and Keith : You have been blessed to have such a sincere husband , father and friend that many unfortunates never have in their lifetimes. Marty always had me in stitches with his sense of humor. Stay strong and lean on each other and always remember that the family unit, ultimately is what matters. I am sure that you all now have the best guardian angel that is avail from our heavenly world. I am at peace that Marty did not suffer his last days in our world. See you in the next. -Natalie (RDH)

  • 11/15/2023

    Our sympathies and prayers for your family Our heart aches for your loss Loved ya "cuz"

  • 11/14/2023

    Marty worked with us as the Village of Fort Shawnee zoning inspector and did an excellent job. I have benefited from knowing him for a lot of years...I will truly miss him and his smile.

  • 11/14/2023

    Sandy, So sorry for your lose. Great picture of Marty. Marty knew everyone and that picture is how they will remember Marty, always smiling.

  • 11/14/2023

    So very sorry Sandy and family! I'll always remember Marty being an avid Ohio State fan ❤️

  • 11/14/2023

    So hard to belive such a caring strong man is gone. We will miss him at our class gatherings. Loretta wicker Bellman

  • 11/14/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the families.

  • 11/14/2023

    Dear Sandy, and the rest of Marty's family: Doc and I are so truly sorry to learn of Marty's passing. He so loved Sandy, our country and Sertoma, that he served his whole life. May he rest in peace now that the Lord has called him home.🙏🙏🙏Doc John Ed and Andi Stoughton


  • 6 TREES

    6 Trees were planted in memory of Martin "Marty" B. McCaslin - 11/17/2023

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