- Deceased's name: Art Martin
- Age: 64
- Date: Aug. 11, 2012
- Hometown: University City
- Survived by: Survivors include his wife Janine; two daughters, Alexia Cheek of St. Louis and Ariel Roukaerts of Cornwall, England; two sons, Joe Martin and Frankie Martin, both at home; four brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter.
Art Martin of University City died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at age 64. He was a nationally known labor lawyer.
According the to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Martin was a union factory worker as a young man. He became a union organizer before deciding he could win more fights as a lawyer.
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Martin was the eldest of seven children. After graduating from Quincy College in 1969, he joined VISTA and worked in native American communities in Nebraska.
He worked as a labor organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, AFL-CIO, the Post reported.
He was in his mid-30s when he became a lawyer and joined Schucat, Cook & Werner, which represents unions.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Boulevard.
A funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 7324 Balson Avenue, University City.