As many of you know, Garry Martin recently lost his mother, Shirley

Charlotte, NC –  Shirley Cowles Martin formerly of Greece, NY, and St. Augustine, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2016, at The Crossings at Steel Creek in Charlotte where she resided.

She was born October 20, 1930 (10-20-30) in Gloversville, NY.

Shirley was preceded in death in 2006 by her beloved husband of 59 years, Harvey.

Surviving family members include her children, David Martin (Cheryl) of Victor, NY, Scott Martin (Susan) of Greece, NY, Tim Martin (Karen) of Charlotte, NC and Garry Martin (Marion) of Boston, MA.

Shirley and Harvey were an institution in Drum Corps with a dominant and valued presence for over 50 years.

Private family memorial services are planned for this summer. 

Memorial donations may be made to Inspire Arts & Music ( .