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Leo S. Martin
Leo S. Martin, age 40, suffered an unexpected tragic death in his own place of business the evening of April 27, 2022. Leo was born on September 22, 1981 to Lascelles S. Martin and the late Claudette Y. Martin, being the last child in the family. Leo had one older brother and three older half sisters.
He was a determined individual who joined the U.S. Navy and served our country dutifully. While on short leave from the Navy on March 22, 2002, Leo met the love of his life, Rehab M. Tabchi. Not knowing what would happen, the two lovebirds kept in touch and reunited in early 2003 only to grow further in love. That love turned into marriage on August 31, 2014 and produced two wonderful children, Naomi Marie Martin and Jericho Isaiah Martin. They recently just celebrated their 20 years of love.
In the meantime, Leo went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University. He was devoted to teaching but due to unexpected circumstances he turned to business. After being partial owner for about 6 months, he became full owner of Bacon Bagels and 4th Street Tacos about one year ago. He devoted time to his business and had high hopes of seeing it flourish. Leo was always a family man and prioritized his family above everything else in his life. In his free time, he would cook dinner for his wife and children. He made them laugh, danced with them, and made sure they lacked nothing. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially with his daughter. He enjoyed his sports, especially attending Phillies, Sixers and Jets games. Whenever someone was down, he would bend over backwards to pick them up. His contagious smile will be greatly missed by those around him, especially by his close relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1011 Catasauqua Avenue, Allentown, PA 18102. Burial following at Laurel Cemetery, Fullerton. Arrangements are by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown.
The family kindly asks that everyone wear a mask while expressing their condolences, due to health concerns.