Tammy Martinez

Tammy Martinez, 56, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 after a courageous 14 year battle with breast cancer. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on September 11, 1961, she was the daughter of James Nicholls and Claudia Cobart Kerns. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School.

Tammy worked for Saratoga County for 37 years. She was the confidential secretary for Sheriff Jim Bowen, working closely with both Jim and his wife Sue who became lifelong friends and supporters of Tammy throughout her illness.

She enjoyed shopping and searching for bargains at garage sales. Her greatest joy was her family and she loved to spoil her nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother James Nicholls, Jr. Tammy is survived by her sons Richard James Martinez of Ballston Spa and Michael Martinez of Ballston Spa; siblings Timothy Cobart of Ballston Spa, Lori Nicholls of North Carolina, Terri Emigh (Mark) of Ballston Spa, Scott Kerns (Erin) of Ballston Spa and Dana Nicholls of North Carolina; stepfather Harold Kerns (Lucy) of California; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends.

A graveside service will be held 10am Friday, September 15 at Ballston Spa Cemetery, Garrett Road, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 14 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to thank Dr. Liebers and his staff, and the staff on A-3 at Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Tammy may be made to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to be held in Albany on October 15, 2017.

Guest Book

Maureen Wilson Harvey

It has been many years since I have seen your family but I have thought of you often. I am sorry for your loss. I wish we had not lost touch after my dad died. I have wonderful childhood memories of us at your grandparents house.

Team Tammy

If you would like a shirt in honor of Tammy Cobart-Martinez you may contact a family member you know. They will be $15 each. I would also like to ask for you to join our team TEAM TAMMY and walk with us on October 15th for Making Strides against Breast Cancer. You may also make donations to http://mainacsevents.org/goto/teamtammycobartmartinez

Our family would like to thank you all for your kind words and support at this time. It has meant a lot to us all.


Scott-so very sorry for your loss


So very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Tammy.

Michelle Merrihew

I'm not going to say goodbye. I will see you later. I love you

Lois Whiite

Such a kind lady with a ready smile. Heaven has a new angel indeed. Sorry for your loss.

Stan De Long

Tammy may the Lords Angels welcome you to your eternal life - No more suffering as you had experienced here on Earth. May the joys and laughter shared with your family help resolve the pain they have today for their loss. God Bless you and your family.

Vanessa Kokrda

Our boys bowled for several years together, this brought us to become friends. It is sad news to hear of the passing of a wonderful lady. Hugs to Michael and RJ. You are in our thoughts. Seek comfort from those around you. Rest in peace, watch and guide the boys from above.

Diana Garland

Michael RJ & Family
Tammy was such a special person and she fought a courageous battle. She will be dearly missed by all. Heaven has just received a special angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Tammy

Patt Mazza

My deepest sympathy to Tammy's family. She will be missed by all. RIP my friend.

Ken Hassett

Tammy, as I recall, was always pleasant, cheerful and always smiling. May she rest in paradise. Sincere sympathy to her entire family.

Angeline Villano

My deepest condolences to all of Tammy's family and friends. My thoughts and healing prayers for comfort at this time is with you all.
Tammy fought this the way she lived with .. with so much strength, dignity and always putting her family ahead of her own problems.
R I P Tammy

Terri Bryant

So sorry for your loss. Tammy was such a sweetheart. We worked together many years ago.

Lorey Wilkins

The world lost a wonderful, kind hearted woman I have ever met.

Leslie Bell

My thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time. It was a pleasure to know Tammy.

Aileen (Harrington) Randall

I sit here and remember our childhood days, they are the only good memories I have. You will be missed. Fly with the angels. Be free of pain and hurt. I love you. Prayers for our family, we will meet again.

Mark Whitcher

So sad to hear of your passing but know you no longer will be suffering. You gave it a heck of a fight. Coming into your office daily as part of my job,it was wonderful to have gotten to know you. Tammy may you Rest In Peace.

Sean Lyons

Rest in peace Tammy.

Kathy Pastore-Jordan

Timmy, Terri, Scott, RJ & Michael

I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved Tammy like she was my sister. I don't know what I am going to do without her...my heart is broken along with yours. She never had a bad word to say about anyone..& always found the good in everyone. She was truly a hero in her battle with cancer... especially over these last few months. She loved her family and all the little ones so very much & was so very proud of all of you.

RIP my dear friend,
Kathy Pastore-Jordan

Krissy LaFreniere

Tammy, You were so genuinely kind and devoted to family. A selfless,person, always intersted in others lifes. Rest in Peace beautiful soul. Love You.

Sherry Kane

I'm truly very very sad. May God be with her and the whole family.

Amber Stasiak

Thank you for all you've done for me and my family. You will be missed

Debbie Emigh

Here is a link to dontate under Team Tammy. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising efforts. Visit my fundraising page: http://mobileacs.org/2etx5FU

Carolyn and Bryan LaFreniere

Tammy was a true fighter and kind Soul! She will be missed!! Our thoughts are with you all! May all your memories help you care on❤️