Howard B. Martin "Bucky"

Howard B. Martin “Bucky” 71, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Born in Amsterdam, NY on June 24, 1948, he was the son of Howard and Josephine Martin, Sr.

He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Howard worked for National Grid for 31 years. After retiring from National Grid he worked at the Saratoga National Golf Course.

Howard is survived by his wife Phyllis Bliven Martin; son Jason Martin; grandson Max; stepsons Jeffery Bliven and Michael Bliven (Corrine); step grandchildren Justin, Megan and Ian; step great granddaughters Ariana and Aaliyah; sister Carole Canale; sisters in law, brothers in law, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 5 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Howard may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at

Guest Book

Carol Brownell

Bucky was a really nice person. I worked with him for several years in the Saratoga office at Niagara Mohawk (at that time). My deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

Bonnie Cornelius

Phyllis and family, have no words to express my sorrow for you all. Will miss seeing Buck walking by. He was truly one of the nicest guys I have ever known.

Linda Kiley Ferrigan

Hello Bucky, I'm at a loss for words to express my feelings when learning of your death. There are so many you have left behind that love you. I've known you for as long as I've known Carole, who still remains one of my closest friends. I mourn her loss along with Chris, Kevin and Lyn . There hearts are broken as well as your wife, son and grandson, none of which I knew. I pray you are at peace and in the arms of your Savior. May your family remain strong and have comfort of all the memories they had with you. I am so grateful that I got to know you and will miss knowing your not among us on earth. Will continue to smile when I think of you for all the joy you brought to us .


Jim and Chris Barnes

Dear Phyllis and family, We are so, so sorry for your loss. Bucky was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We are grateful that he was a part of our lives. We will always remember him as the funny, quick-witted, energetic Bucky.

Dan Brown

This is the man who frequently was my walking and talking companion. We would occasionally talk about our Vietnam experiences. I am saddened and shocked at his sudden passing. I will genuinely miss seeing him walk by.

Denise R Macrina

Dear Carole, Phyllis and family, my heart goes out to you and I send the strongest prayers to the whole family. I always enjoyed cousin Bucky's humor and, although I have not been back in a while, I will always remember his smile. Please know I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you,
love Dee Dee Macrina

Sharon Macrina

I am filled with sadness with the loss of my dear cousin Bucky. My sincere condolences to Phyllis, Carol and his children,grandchildren and family. I'm just so happy I was able to reconnect with him after several years and have a wonderful phone conversation with him sharing family memories recently.