Mad River Glen and 1960 Olympic ski patrol veteran

Passing Date: 
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Howard Wesley Martin, whose long ski patrol career was highlighted by service at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, died February 14, 2015. He was 88.

Martin was born and raised in Montpelier, Vermont.  After high school he worked sanding floors, then set up his own home renovation business, Martin’s Home Center. He sold the business in 1980. 

In 1949, Martin joined the volunteer ski patrol at Mad River Glen, and in 1960 was one of three National Ski Patrol personnel from the East accepted to patrol at the Winter Olympics. 

Martin is survived by his daughter, Diane Martin-Tryhane, her husband, Peter Tryhane, and his grandchildren, Wesley Martin Tryhane and Katie Anne Tryhane, all of Stamford, Connecticut. Martin’s wife of 63 years, Adena, died in 2014. 

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