Elio “Al” Martin ’52 was born in Windsor, Ontario, on Aug. 25, 1930. He moved to San Mateo at age 5—and called it home for the rest of his life. After graduating from SCU with a degree in accounting, Al began his career in finance. He worked for many years as chief accountant and controller for the American Forests Products Company. Al was also the founding CFO of Taos Mountain Software, where he worked from 1990 to 1996. He served as treasurer for the Walter Johnson Foundation and provided wealth management advice to a wealthy client and friend for many years. He also helped many of his family members and friends with financial advice and tax preparation, free of charge. Following a six-month illness, on Oct. 10, 2017, Al passed away in San Mateo with his family by his side. He was 87 years old. Al was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to all who knew him, a true gentleman with a kind and patient manner who loved to spend time with his family and friends. He is survived by his lovely wife, Barbara, daughters Eileen Martin of San Mateo and Ellen Martin-Urrutia of Saratoga, son Steven Martin of Sonoma, son-in-law Ric Urrutia of Saratoga, and his three grandchildren: Lauren Urrutia ’10, Jamie Urrutia, and Ricky Urrutia. He is also survived by his sister, Eda Rossetto of San Mateo, and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

08 Nov 2018