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Martin J. Bohan passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012 in Torrance, CA at the age of 73. Marty was born on May 25, 1938 in New York City. After graduating from high school, Marty enlisted in the Navy where he worked as an electronics technician for four years on the USS Des Moines. He relocated to California shortly after, where he met his wife, Eileen. They married in 1985 and welcomed their only child, Kate, in 1987. Marty was famous for his Friday flowers for Eileen and ice cream for Kate. Marty and Eileen both worked at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. Marty retired in 2010, spending his free time fighting cancer, reading Sports Illustrated and watching Jeopardy with Charlie the dog. Marty is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Catherine Bohan. He is survived by his wife, Eileen and daughter, Kate.Services will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Saturday, March 10th at 11:00 AM. A reception will immediately follow at the Bohan residence. If you wish to honor Marty's memory, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Fond memories of our soccer years together; Leigh coaching Kate and Morgan, …….Marty, Eileen, Janelle, Christian and Amanda on the sidelines cheering them on. With loving memories of Marty, our sincere sympathy for your loss. Love from Leigh & Janelle & family

  2. I was 7, Marty was 8. Mom took me to visit him in his apartment in NYC. Marty was sitting on the floor of his living room with all the pieces of a radio apart on the floor in front of him. When I told him that story last month, he said, “That sounds about right”. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal love leaves a memory no one can steal”. –from a headstone in Ireland Love you, always have, Cuz Sheila

  3. Eileen and Kate, the photo says it all. That is how I remember Marty. Always happy and smiling. This it the memory I will keep forever. You are both in my thoughs and prayers.

  4. Dearest Eileen & Kate, No finer man did we know than Marty. Kind, gentle, with integrity and a great sense of humor. May you find solace in the knowledge that you are loved by us. Marty’s memory will live on and we will strive to live a life of honor like he did. with love to you both, now and always, Paula, Daniel and Tori

  5. I had the pleasure of serving with Marty aboard the USS Des Moines. Everyone who knew Marty liked him, he was one of the best. GBNF

  6. Enjoyed serving with you Marty aboard the USS DesMoines. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Goodbye to a great friend, relative and the nicest of men. We remember your hospitality and your help with Michael and Rikki’s “hurricane” wedding, despite having to endure cold showers and no electricity. We especially remember the cruises we took together, where we “sang with Sammy,” walked on a glacier and you learned napkin folding. Finally, that evening in Santa Monica where you surprised us all with your break dancing! You are missed very much.

  8. Marty was a great friend while serving on the USS Des Moines. One thing I remember about him, I never saw him get excited about any problems that came up. He was always cool. I tried to find him for a long time. I did not know he ended up in Ca. .I was really glad to see him at the Des Moines reunion. He was one of the best. God will bless him.

  9. Eileen, I am so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. He was always cheerful and I enjoyed talking with him on our breaks at DFH. We both had birthdays in May and would always go together to “Breakfast with Administration”. Marty was an icon at Daniel Freeman and I am glad to have known him. I realize you have lost a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kate.

  10. We were so sorry to see him pass. Annie and I will be attending his service on Saturday.

  11. Our deepest condolences to Eileen and Kate. Marty will always be in our and hearts and prayers. Sorry we will not be able to attend but we will be there in spirit. May God’s blessing be with you. Love, Cousin Ann and Michael Keegan

  12. Mati ,seemed like a lovely man, I only met him once since we live across the country from each other,I really enjoyed his company, he made my best childhood friend very happy. To me that speaks for the man

  13. I am truly sorry that Marty is no longer here. We had lost touch for many years but happily reconnected last year. When I spoke with him he was the same nice person that I once knew. My sincere regrets to Eileen and Kate. I know he will be greatly missed. Love Cousin Mary Bittles

  14. Kate, I am so sorry about your very sad loss. I am thinking about you and praying for you, your dad and your family. xx

  15. I have fond memories of sailing around the Hawaiian Islands with Marty, and then have Marty drive us safely down Maui’s Hana Highway. He was a tremendous person.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bohan family. Although I don’t think I ever met Marty, I remember his name being spoken by my family. I am Marty’s first cousin on my father’s side. He was Jim Bohan. Sincerely, Betty Bohan Aucoin

  17. So sorry to hear about Martin. Only met him once at my sister’s wedding, but we had a great deal of things in common and talked for hours about both families. May he rest in peace.

  18. I don’t think I ever met Marty, but heard his name mentioned so often in our family over the years. I was Marty’s first cousin,through my dad, Jim Bohan. May he rest in peace. My thoughts are with Marty’s family

  19. Eileen & Kate, so sorry to hear the sad news. I have fond memories of meeting Martin Bohan years ago on his visit to Athlone, Ireland. I remember him giving me a jaunt on a bike. Over the years all my family have spoken of him very fondly. My mother remembers Martin met a man called Thomas Donnellan whom knew Martin’s father well. This made his trip to talk to someone that knew his father, he told my mother (Baby). We have a lovely photo of Martin and my father John Bohan sitting on your sofa on their last visit to the USA. We all think there is such a strong resemblance. My father spoke of him highly. Baby also sends her sincere sympathy. Edel Bohan (youngest daughter of John Bohan which was a first cousin to Martin)

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