Obituary of Martin Louis Esposito
Martin (Marty) Louis Esposito
While surrounded by loved ones, Marty Esposito passed away peacefully when God called him home January 2, 2024, at the age of 71 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, coach, and mentor.
On May 14, 1952, Marty was born to Pasquale Louis Esposito and Marjorie Adeline Esposito in Melrose Park, Illinois. Growing up in Chicago, Marty quickly became a Die-Hard devoted Chicago sports fan. As a child, he worked at the famous Cubby Bear Restaurant which is directly across the street from the home of his beloved Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field. His relentless work ethic and passion for sports were very noticeable at an early age. While growing up, when he wasn’t working, he watched as many games as he could and always cheered for his hometown Chicago teams. He was finally able to see his Chicago Cubs win a championship in 2016. Marty was a tremendous coach of baseball and football for his children and their friends. He impacted numerous children through his fun energetic style of coaching and loved every minute he was on a field with the kids. In the 1990’s, Marty joined Coastline Calvary Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida and went on to contribute positively to many church functions, including prison ministry. Marty opened his home to many people as a temporary place to live while they worked on getting back on their feet. In his professional life, he was a very skilled contractor who loved being on the jobsite and in the trenches alongside his team. He had an innate ability to get the most out of people in a way that was motivating and endearing. In short, Marty was a competitive hard working, fun loving, big personality, who had a huge heart and never met a stranger.
Marty is survived by Chieri Esposito, his wife, Katrina (Tim) Luetkebuenger, daughter, Melinda (Jeff) Garrington daughter, John Esposito (Melanie), son, Marty E. Esposito (Brenda Coffee), son, Ashley Esposito, daughter, Marjorie Mohyde, mother, Barbara (Ted) Parish, sister, Karen Miller, sister, and Patrick Esposito, brother. He was preceded in death by Pasquale Esposito, father, Martino Esposito, grandfather, Patrick Esposito, son, and Michael Esposito, brother. He leaves 14 grandchildren who he adored.
There will be a Celebration of Life, February 3, 2024, at Rick’s on the Island from 11:00-2:00 on Okaloosa Island. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to express sympathy, please consider making a contribution to the American Cancer Society.