Kevin Paul Martin, age 65, formally of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born to the late Joan Wolff Martin and Dennis John Martin Sr. on September 28, 1954 in Belvidere, Illinois. Gifted with a brilliant mind, he excelled in his scholarly pursuits and was a proud graduate of Ohio State University where he received his bachelor’s degree and PhD in Physics. He completed postdoctoral research at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also at the University of Oregon. He went on to become a principal research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he remained until his recent retirement. He was an adventurer, a world traveler, and an avid rock climber. A dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, he spent nearly every weekend building and improving homes in the Atlanta area and also in South Africa where he worked alongside Jimmy Carter.
He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Drew Thomas Martin. He is survived by his brothers Dennis John Martin Jr., Matthew Frederick Glenn Martin (Lydia), and a sister, Andrea Elizabeth Martin, and 7 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in his name to Habitat for Humanity.
Services will be announced shortly.