Martin G. Brickner
Founder, Past President and Dear Friend

Marty Brickner was born June 3, 1939, and grew up in northern New Jersey.  After high school he served in the US Army in Germany with an artillery unit. In his youth and while serving his country, he was very active in sports. He was a big fan of high school basketball and football. He was even a bigger fan of the New York Giants football team. Additionally he was an active boys and girls basketball and softball coach in the Medford area. Upon completion of his military service Marty enrolled as a history major and later graduated from William Paterson University. He married Alice and they had two children, Brett and Dorene. For many years he worked in the insurance industry retiring from the Contributionship Insurance Company in Philadelphia. Marty was proud to work for a firm founded by Ben Franklin. He and Alice moved to Medford in 1977 and soon became active in many of Lake Pine’s community activities, including major roles in the Labor Day parades and competing in tennis events. He served on the Lake Pine board of governors and as the President of the Lake Pine Colony Club in the early 1980s. In his mid to senior years, keeping sports a major part of his life style, Marty together with Alice, were avid skiers and serious golfers. He started an annual golf outing that continues to this day in his memory. After he retired in 2000, Marty founded the HOMERs (Handsome Older Men Enjoying Retirement). The group gladly adopted Marty’s three principles of paying life forward through community service, sharing all knowledge and expertise with others, and having fun. Marty passed away August 1, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

In memory, for all of us, forever!