Condolences for Martin L. Dwyer

Jim Nickias, Lansing, IL posted on 5/24/16

I'm just shocked over this, I literally found out last night when you hadn't answered my texts I decided to do a search and my worst fears were realized. We've known each other for over 35 years, you were my Best Man at my wedding, you were there when my first child was born, and you were right there for me when my wife Sherry passed. I'd say without any doubt that makes you my best friend. Even though you moved away, we never lost touch. The kids and I were so glad you were able to join us for a few days last summer on our vacation in Tennessee. This is really tough to accept and I feel terrible that I wasn't there to pay my respects in person. My condolences to your family. I'll always remember how you gave without expecting anything in return, you were truly one of a kind. I love ya man!!


Wendell Brewer posted on 4/1/16

Marty I am grateful to have known you brother. I am going to miss being able to pick up the phone to get your perspective on some work issue. But most of all I am going to miss your sense of humor and friendship.


White County EMA posted on 3/19/16

I got to know Marty at the State Earthquake drill several years ago and became friends with him over a goof up we both shared in the drill. My EMA County Group will greatly miss him and our remembrance of him will be his quick smile, the friendly words and best of all the friendship we shared with him. He was a great man and was a bright spot in each of our days when we met. He will be greatly missed in Southern Illinois. James E. Totten,Director White County EMA CARMI, ILLINOIS 62821


Judy Plummer posted on 3/18/16

I extend my sympathy to all the Dwyer family. I live across the street from Martin and although I never actually met him it is certainly sad to know he is not there.


Carrie posted on 3/17/16

I already miss you Uncle Marty, although we didn't see eye to eye I've always respected what you had to tell me may not wanted to hear them lol but took in with great respect!! I can't imagine family events with you not with us physically but I know damn well you will be there spiritually. I love you Uncle!!!


Marilyn Martin posted on 3/17/16

I lived down the street from Marty. I'd walk my dogs to his corner and we'd chat. I am truly sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the family.


Susan Nichols posted on 3/17/16

Marty Dwyer had the most amazing laugh. We always exchanged a 'barb" or two when we saw one another. He was one of those persons that you knew could make you smile. I am glad we met albeit for a brief period of time. Rest in peace Marty.


Kelly Urhahn posted on 3/16/16

On behalf of everyone from Williamson County we send our condolences. Marty you will be greatly miss by all. You had such an impact on so many people in the emergency response world. You will never be forgotten.


Kelly Urhahn posted on 3/16/16

On behalf of everyone from Williamson County we send our condolences. Marty you will be greatly miss by all. You had such an impact on so many people in the emergency response world. You will never be forgotten.


Cory posted on 3/15/16

Marty was a huge fan of Frank Sinatra, the History channel, kitty cats, model ships, and planes. He was my first love 20 years ago and grew into a trusted friend and valued mentor. He never knew a stranger and his personality was the highlight of any social gathering. I’m incredibly thankful having known him for the ways he was able to influence my own direction in life. God could not have called back a kinder soul. Marty, I will miss you terribly and I will always love you.


Mary Connelly posted on 3/15/16

On behalf of everyone at IMERT please accept our sincerest condolences.


Scott Clarke posted on 3/15/16

On behalf of the American Red Cross, please accept our deepest sympathies. We appreciate the assistance Marty provided to the Red Cross which allowed us to help many people in need. I enjoyed bantering with Marty when working at the State Emergency Operations Center. He will be missed.



Dawn Cook, Director posted on 3/14/16

On behalf of Tazewell County EMA our deepest sympathy on the passing of Marty. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.


Will County EMA posted on 3/14/16

On behalf of the members of the Will County Emergency Management Agency, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Marty Dwyer. - Harold Damron, Director


Joe Victor posted on 3/14/16

Marty was a man full of joy and happiness a good friend to those who have the pleasure of knowing him he is greatly missed by all he touched


John Eisenbeis posted on 3/14/16

I will miss you and the hunting trips looking for jackalopes RIP my friend


Tom Smith posted on 3/14/16

Rest in Peace my friend. I will always remember our friendly banter whenever we had the opportunity to be together whether it be at a training, exercise or a conference. You left us too soon.


Lee Shannon III posted on 3/14/16

As the Coordinator of the IESMA-EMAT, I have had numerous opportunities to work with Marty throughout the years. He was not afraid to pass on his wealth of knowledge and experience. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Marty


Steve Simms posted on 3/14/16

Marty was a great person who will truly be missed. May he rest in eternal peace and may God bless all of Marty's family and friends.


Mike Dwyer posted on 3/14/16

Rest in peace little brother, I will miss you more than you will ever know, Love You Pal


Ken Pryor posted on 3/14/16

I always enjoyed your classes. You put the challenge to everyone to do better.


Lori McTaggart posted on 3/14/16

My friend, my therapist, my favorite Blackhawks fan.....I will miss you so much! You could turn any stressful incident around with your humor and wit. IEMA will never be the same without you.


Rick and Bashful posted on 3/14/16

Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and the entire Family since the news hit us. Marty was the life of any gathering we have ever had and will be truly missed. We'll never forget his rendition of "My Way" which is the way he lived his life. We will all miss you!


David Searby, Jr. posted on 3/14/16

I have been fortunate to know Marty since he started working at IEMA. He was a great guy and was always there to assist when planning exercises, or at any other time his expertise or time was needed. He will truly be missed in the emergency management field in Illinois. My sincerest condolences to Marty's family.


Brad Pioveson posted on 3/14/16

Marty was one of the first people I met at IEMA. I found Marty to be a fellow who was quick with his wit, full of ideas, easy to work with, and, always, a consummate professional. I speak for the 22,000+ amateur radio operators in Illinois when I say that Marty will truly be missed.


Ned Costello posted on 3/14/16

Our Prayers are with you may His Light shine you. May you Rest In Peace. All my Love Ned and family.


Kathy Brasseur posted on 3/14/16

I love you Marty. My cousin and first friend. Your memory will always make me smile.



Kathy Brasseur posted on 3/14/16

Marty was my first friend, my beloved cousin. I love you Marty.