Martin F. “Marty” Hayburn - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Martin F. “Marty” Hayburn

March 27, 1944 - June 28, 2023

Martin F. “Marty” Hayburn, age 79, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 27, 1944, he was the son of the late Martin A. and Jean (Finerty) Hayburn. Marty was a graduate of St. James High School in Chester, PA in 1962. He continued his education at the University of Dayton in Ohio, graduating in 1968. While in college, Marty joined the Phi Beta Alpha fraternity, eventually serving as vice president. He went on to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield as a department head for 31 years until his retirement.

Marty always looked forward to his annual vacation to Sea Isle City, NJ, a tradition he upheld almost his entire life. Closer to home at Locust Point Marina, he took any opportunity to get his boat, Let’s Roll, out on the water. Marty enjoyed giving back to his community and was a dedicated volunteer at the Food Bank. He cherished time spent with his family, and was quite involved in his children’s soccer and baseball games when they were growing up. Marty especially loved tending to his vegetable garden or cheering on his beloved teams, the Philadelphia Eagles & Phillies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Marty is survived by his loving wife, Clementine (Barco) Hayburn; children, Martin Eugene, Jason Michael, Christopher Patrick, and Joshua; sister, Kathleen Steppke (Gary); and 8 grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, July 7, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, 1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marty’s memory to the Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.


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17 Condolences for Martin F. “Marty” Hayburn

  • We all remember brother Marty and the good times we had at the University of Dayton. Marty was a strong member of the Phi Beta Alpha fraternity with the character of strength to all his brothers. RIP Marty. Mike McClellan

  • Dear Clem and Hayburn family
    I am so sorry for you loss – Marty was a wonderful man – he was funny, caring and a great conversationalist!!
    He was like a grandpa to my kids growing up – we love you Marty and you will be missed

  • dear clem &boys.sorry for your loss.

  • Marty – you were always a joy to work with and an excellent manufacturer of laughter. Our world is lessened without you. God bless you and keep you.

  • Will always be remembered as a very good friend. A fun person to pal around with. Will be sorely missed.

  • So sorry for your loss. Marty was a pleasure to work with always ready with a laugh and that infectious smile. Prayers to you and your families.

  • These are great words and a classic photo of Mart with his big smile and welcoming words. I will always remember how he included others in his zest for life…Dayle

  • So sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. Will always remember his sense of humor and wit. He loved spending summer vacations with his family in Sea Isle City.

  • Sorry for your loss. Marty hired me in 2004. I remember that he called me at home during Thanksgiving weekend to tell me that I was hired. He gave me and the gang at BCBS of DE lots of fond memories.

  • Dear Clem, and family
    my deepest condolences in the passing of Marty .
    He will always be remembered
    very much by our family my son Tony and Josh still are such close friends.
    I’ve always thought of Josh as one of my own.
    Much love to all of you. May God bless and watch over you as he will watch over Marty.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I pray each day brings you comfort and strength. May he rest in peace!

  • Marty I was sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Prayers to you and your family. ✌️❤️

  • My heart is breaking for Clem and her family. I will always remember his humor!! I’m here when you need me. Love you, aka mj

  • Prayers for all, rip Marty, you will be missed, Clem here for you always!! 🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  • Cami so sorry I just heard I was away sending prayers to you and your family

  • On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association and his 1962 classmates, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. On April 21, 2024, the Alumni Association will remember Martin at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline’s Church in Ridley Park, PA. May he rest in peace!

  • On behalf of the St.James Class of 1962 please accept our condolences for the loss of your husband and father. Marty will be missed and will be remembered in our prayers during our class get togethers and during the Memorial Mass for the STJ Alumni in March. I’m sorry we did not see his announcement sooner but it was just forwarded to us now. I will forward his information to our class mates.
    Deepest Regrets,
    Sam Lewis
    President of STJ class of 1962