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GenLookups.com (http://www.genlookups.com/ny/webbbs_config.pl/read/553) has two, slightly different, obituaries for letterer and designer Marty Epp. The version here is the better of the two. Additional information about Epp is here (http://alphabettenthletter.blogspot.com/2016/03/comics-marty-epp-letterer-and-designer.html).

The Daily Star
(Cooperstown, New York)
August 8, 2000
Cooperstown Martin H. Epp Jr., 74, of County Highway 36-A, Town of Westford, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at his home.

He was born on July 10, 1926, in North Hempstead, a son of Martin H. and Marguerite Marie (Tierney) Epp Sr. He married Greta Helbig on June 3, 1950, in Williston Park, Long Island. Greta died on July 19, 1998.

Following his graduation from Mineola High School, Marty enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a crew chief for the A-26 Invader in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

After his discharge from the military, he studied art at the Pratt Institute in New York City. For most of his career, Marty free-lanced as a commercial artist and as a stage set designer in New York City and throughout the United States. At one time he was employed by Archie Publications in New York City where he did character outlining for the Archie comic strip and Casper the Friendly Ghost. He also had been employed as the art director at the Fannon and Osmond Art House in New York City.

Marty enjoyed many interests during his life, including aviation and sports car racing. As a member of the Sports Car Club of America, he was a nationally ranked driver, scoring several wins at Bridge Hampton, Watkins Glen and Lime Rock, as well as other tracks on the East Coast. For two consecutive years Marty was the Eastern Motor Racing Association's Sports Car Champion.

Above all else, Marty enjoyed being the life of the party.

He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown and was a charter member of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Drivers and Chowder Society in New York City.

Marty is survived by a son, Brian Epp, and his wife, Kathleen Marie, of Durango, Colo.; a brother, Robert Epp, and his wife, Mary, of Stuart, Fla.; a sister, June Coleman, and her husband, Doug, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two grandchildren, Chris and Renny Young, of Durango, Colo.; his mother-in-law, Anna Helbig, of Cooperstown; a sister-in-law, Trudi Shanahan, of Monroe, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen G. Epp, who died Nov. 29, 1974.

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