Longtime Hastings resident Martin Saul Stricks passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 1, at age 84. 

Martin earned multiple master’s degrees and had a passion for teaching, which led him to earn the title of industrial arts chairman. He taught at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, where he met his beloved wife, Kathleen Sheridan. Martin also was a teacher at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island and various others. He was devoted to his family.

Martin was predeceased by his wife in 2019. He is survived by his sons, daughter, and four grandchildren. 

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