Martin Wendal Nightingale Sr.
August 30, 1945 – April 11, 2022
Neidhard Minges Funeral Home is assisting the Family
Obituary via Neidhard Minges Funeral Home
Martin W. Nightingale Sr. born in Skowhegan Maine on August 30th, 1945, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 11th, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Florence Nightingale and his sister, Nancy Bogett. Beloved husband for 53 years to Mary “Kathy” Nightingale (nee Ochs) and by their three children Angela (Nickolas) Cucinotta, Mandy Nightingale, and Marty (Tabbetha) Nightingale II; Devoted grandfather of Kristina (Zachorey) Nabors, Brittany (Cody) Glacken, Courtney (Jeremy) Roark, Jennifer Johnson, and Jacob Hartle; and seven great granddaughters Hayleigh, Kendyll, Alexys, Lillie, Sophia, Emily, and Evalyn. He is also survived by his siblings Richard, James, Linwood, Michael, and Constance.
Marty grew up working in hotels. He started out as an elevator operator at the age of 15 years old and worked his way up to Bell Hop and eventually up to Night Manager at one of the nations most haunted hotels, the Mount Washington Hotel in the state of New Hampshire.
Marty was headed from the east coast to sunny California for a change of scenery when he made a pit stop in Kentucky and met his wife Mary (Kathy). They married in 1968 and raised three children in Ohio together.
He began working at Hyde Park Golf and Country Club in 1970. He soon became manager of the club bowling alley and locker rooms for 16 years, which fueled his existing love of bowling. You could find him at the Colerain Bowl bowling alley every Friday and Saturday night, where he bowled his perfect 300 game April 13, 2002.
His love of traveling lead him to become a private contractor driving a truck for 23 years, until his retirement to care for his wife in 2012. He has traveled to 49 states. He was also known for his legendary Nascar parties and poker games with friends and family. He was an avid sports fan and memorabilia collector, especially when it came to his favorite teams, the Los Angeles (Brooklyn) Dodgers, and the Green Bay Packers.
Family will receive friends Friday April 29th from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 12pm (NOON) at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home 3155 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211. Burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.