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Dec. 20, 1935 – Jan. 29, 2014

Martin H. Hardick, of Kenmore, a retired bank executive, died Wednesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness. He was 78.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Paul’s Elementary School and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He served in the Army as a radio operator.

Returning from service, he became a teller at Marine Midland Bank, later HSBC Bank. He had a 45-year career at the bank, retiring as vice president of operations.

An active member of St. Paul Catholic Church, he taught religious education classes and was a leader in the Legion of Mary. He was a daily attendant at Eucharistic adoration at St. Paul’s.

He was known for his attachment to his Siberian husky dogs, which were a familiar sight in Kenmore traveling with him in his car.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Jacqueline “Jackie” Schmidt; two daughters, Ann Taylor and Mary Militello; three sons, Patrick, John and Michael; a twin sister, Mary Morris; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Catholic Church, Delaware Avenue at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore.