Condolence & Memory Journal

Marty had a significant role in my banking career in his HR position at Continental Illinois Bank in Chicago. We had many visits between classes at night law school at Loyola. I must have known then we had shared Viet Nam time ( I was in Da Nang 7/67-7/68 ) But his time was more rigorous, whole I was in Navy supply to keep him in ammo, food, and beer.

My best to his family.


Posted by Don Monteith - FL - Classmate   September 13, 2019

I believe Marty and I attended Law school together at Loyola of Chicago. I also thought he was working at Continental Bank in the Personel Dept. He was a big help to me in a tricky transition move from Trust to Commercial Banking at Continental. Great guy.

Posted by Don Monteith - Fort Myers, FL - Classmate   June 25, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   February 09, 2019

I served with Captain Farmer in Vietnam with great pride for many days in combat. I was with him the day he and I and four others in the command group were wounded by the same mortar round. He was a leader and a good person, and I am sorry for his family's loss.

Posted by Robert Sala - Cincinnati, OH - Served in the Military together   February 06, 2019

Marty, you were an exceptional person and you had more impact on some of us than you realized. Mary will miss you the most but the "Hogs" will always remember you.

Semper Fi!

Posted by John Waisath - Austin, TX   February 04, 2019

A fellow Marine Office in 1st n 27th Marines in Hawaii and Viet Nam.. He could be counted on was a friend and he did a very good job in combat and garrison. I hope he has started a pick up game beyond the pearly gates.
May he Rest In Peace
Semper Fidelis
Pat Kahler

Posted by Patrick Kahler - Bsnniing, CA - Friend   February 04, 2019

Rest in peace Marty.

Posted by Laura Bartucci - Elmwood Park, IL - Family   February 03, 2019

Sad to see, Captain Farmer passing.
I served under him in ,hawaii and Vietnam.
RIP Captain.
Semper Fi

Posted by Mike Mccrary - Served in the Military together   February 03, 2019

Sad to see Captain farmer passed. He was my CO great man.


Posted by Mike Mccrary - Miami, FL - Served in the Military together   February 03, 2019

Working with Marty at The First National Bank of Chicago was always a pleasure and a privilege. He played a major role in bringing to an end the mistaken Illinois ban on all branch banking. He deserves a lot of credit for the present day customer convenience of bank branches in every Illinois community.

Posted by Herb Prochnow Jr - Lake Forest, IL   February 03, 2019

My deepest sympathy. My heart aches for you Mary. Sending prayers & love.

Posted by Merle Marks - Los Angeles, CA - Family Friend   February 03, 2019

So sorry to say goodbye to a stouthearted Marine! And so sorry we didn't get to see him at last reunion. Our prayers are with you, Mary. May God give you all the grace and strength you need! Love, Abbie and Pat Kelly

Posted by Abbie Kelly - Victoria, TX - Friend   February 03, 2019

May his soul rest in peace. A lot of fond memories at the Hill.

Posted by PATRICK Riley Sr - MONROE, LA - Classmate   February 03, 2019

Marty is with a loving God. And since Marty is in Good and God is in you, Marty is but a breathe, a heartbeat away.luld

Posted by Donna LeMaire - I Sierra Vista, AZ - Friend   February 02, 2019

Oh, Mary, I just heard this very sad news. I as m so so sorry.
At the Symphony, I thought Marty was doing fine but just had the procedure on his esophagus. I am still in shock.
I am thinking when I saw you with your best friend the night before we left when you 2 were at Nick n Tom's that your friend was with you cuz Marty had gotten worse.
Gosh, I have no words right now. It is just awful for you and all the family.
I will offer Mass for you tonight and ask Jesus to help you through your grief.
I am so sorry to be away until April. I will keep you in prayers daily that Jesus gives you strength to endure such a grave loss in your life. God bless you.
My very deepest sympathy, my sweet friend.
Thinking of you with love and understanding.

Posted by Kathy Buckley - CINCINNATI, OH - Friend   February 02, 2019


Posted by Kathy Buckley - CINCINNATI, OH - Friend   February 02, 2019