In Remembrance: Dana K. Martin ’82 Died on August 6 2022

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Dana K. Martin, aged 62, of Needham, Massachusetts, and Pemaquid, Maine, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on August 6, 2022, due to complications from gastric cancer. 

Born in Seattle, Washington, to Mariko and Keith Martin, Dana was a 1982 graduate of Yale College, where he majored in East Asian studies with a concentration in economics, and sang bass with the Alley Cats and Whiffenpoofs. 

After working in commercial banking in NYC at American Express International Bank, Dana attended the Lauder Institute’s combined MBA/MA program at Wharton Business School, where he met his wife, fellow classmate Alison (Ogg). Upon graduation from business school in 1987, Dana joined Fidelity Investments as an equities analyst, eventually managing various mutual funds in Tokyo and Boston. Dana later moved to Oechsle International Advisors, before forming his own investment firm, Seacross Global Advisors. 

Dana had an intense work ethic, the product of losing his own father at a young age, but he always made time for family and friends. He was very proud of his two children, Emily and Andrew, rarely missing a dance recital or athletic event. He lived life to the fullest. Among his many hobbies were racecar driving, heli-skiing, sculling, and marksmanship. He was a collector of fine wines and antique pens, and a generous donor to numerous organizations. Closest to his heart was his dedicated stewardship of the Stone Trust Corporation, a nonprofit affiliated with Yale College. 

Dana is survived by Alison, his devoted wife of 34 years, and beloved children, Emily Martin of Boston, Massachusetts, and Andrew Martin of New York, New York; his mother Mariko Averette and stepfather Henry Averette of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother Brian Martin and his wife Isabel of Tyler, Texas; brother Kevin Martin and his wife Carolyn Shigetomi of Seattle; niece Breanna Roof and her husband McNeal of Norfolk, Virginia; and sister-in-law Melissa Ogg of Attleboro, Massachusetts. He is predeceased by his father Keith Martin. 

The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Dr. Sonal Ullman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Dana’s name to Community Rowing, 20 Nonantum St., Brighton, MA 02135; or Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, PO Box 333, Damariscotta, ME 04543. 

—Submitted by the family.

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