Martin Edmund "Marty" Bromberg

Martin Edmund "Marty" Bromberg, 58, of Bay City, our devoted, caring, and most giving husband, father, recent grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life unexpectedly on Friday, February 16, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. Marty was born in Bay City on December 24, 1959, the son of Peter and Patricia (Surman) Bromberg and was a 1978 graduate of Bay City Central. After being set up on a blind date by mutual friends, Marty dated, fell in love, and was united in marriage to the former Terri Zielinski. Their marriage was blessed with 34 years, two children, and countless memories. Throughout life, Marty was known for his strong work ethic. He was employed at Larson's Salvage for 39 years and was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. When not enjoying the outdoors, Marty could be found tinkering in his garage with just about everything. Marty was always there for both family and friends, and will forever be remembered for his heart that was larger than life. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Terri and their two children, Michael B. (Krista) Bromberg and Katie Lynn Bromberg (fiance, Tyler Martin). Marty was the loving grandfather of Brooklyn Kay Bromberg and will forever be missed by his mother, Patricia Bromberg and brother, Michael P. Bromberg. Also surviving are his father and mother-in-law, Thomas & Diane Zielinski and his in-laws, Thomas Zielinski, Jr., Colleen (Bruce) Laskey, Shelley (T.D.) Duncan, along with his nephews and nieces, Ryan, Lauren, and Emma Zielinski; Justin, Joshua, and Jeremy Laskey; Alicia, Ashlyn, and Abigail Ball, and Tommy Duncan. Marty was welcomed home to heaven by his father,  Peter and sister, Karen Bromberg. In accordance with Marty's wishes, there will be no public ceremony. The Rite of Committal will be held privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Terri, My heart goes out to you and your family. Words cannot express my sorrow for you all. Prayers for comfort and strength through this very difficult time. Amy Jo

  2. Marty & I are 1st cousins but we have never met. My Family sends our prayers and deepest sympathies to Marty’s family in their time of sorrow.

  3. Marty will be sorely missed. Hearts are broken and fond memories cherished. It was apparent way back in the early days (1981 to be exact) that you two were soulmates and meant to be together. He was crazy about you and I remember how very protective he was of you. I am privileged to have shared in those early years watching your love bloom and then continue to share the joys, trials and tribulations of our lives through our friendship over the years. Marty was a true family man and his family was his world. When I heard the news, I was shocked, broken-hearted and in disbelief. We never really think that those we love so much will really pass (it is too painful to think about), so I know this must be extremely hard on you and I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. I know you have a loving family by your side to help you through this difficult time and though Marty may not be here physically, his spirit will live within you and his love will be forever in your heart. Love you Terri, please know that you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I have such fond memories of my brother-in-law, Marty who I had known for the last 37 years. He was a brother-in-law in name, but really a brother to me, I was just a little girl when he and my beautiful sister started dating and I fell in love with him instantly when he gave me a little pink stuffed bunny for Easter. I was with them so many times always going to his softball games, riding in his big trucks, going up north to Alger, barbecues and going on evening rides to look for Deer. Wow my mind is flooded with so many memories of all the great moments we all got to share with him. Now looking back I would of thought he would of been sick of his wife’s kid sister always being around them because I was so close to my sister, she was my 2nd mommy after all. But he never made me feel unwanted, not ever. I will never forgot our Grampa Tony nights and his famous saying “I’ll buy if you fly” Not in a million years would I think that he would be taken from us. My heart breaks for all of us. Terri, Michael, Krista, Katie and Tyler and little Brooklyn I’m so sorry for this great loss to our family. I’m praying for you all. Marty was such a wonderful man whom I shall love and miss all of my life. RIP Marty

    With great love and respect,
    Your sister Shelley

  5. Terri my precious daughter ,Michael& Krista, Katie my heart is broken for us all . We have to ask God for strength to get through this terrible loss . Marty was like a son to myself and grandpa always there for whatever we needed. Why the good Lord took him from us so early we will never understand but must accept this . I thank God for putting him in our life for almost thirty four years. He was proud of his family Michael his son,daughter- in – law Krista, his granddaughter Brooklyn, Katie his little girl and her fiancé Tyler. But most of all his wife Terri Lynn, who dedicated her life to taking such good care of him,so much so he gave her the nick name precious..We love you all and will treasure the good times and memories until we all meet again..

  6. Michael sorry for the loss of your dad prayers to the Bromberg family he always brightened my day at larsons may he rest in peace.

  7. My heart goes out to Marty’s family…. I always had a smile on my face after going to Larsens and talking with Marty… Great sense of humor… I’ll miss seeing him …. This is such a big loss to everyone who knew him… What a great guy.hyth

  8. Kathy and I were very saddened to hear the news. You were both working so hard to adjust to life after the surgery. We had some good times in the early years, especially The Beach Boys Concert. God Bless, you’ll be in our prayers.

  9. Marty, the love of my life. Many of you don’t know how we met. We were set up on a blind date in August 1981, by our best friends from high school (my best friend Lynne and Marty’s best friend Bob). He was so shy and sweet. Such a sweet guy, we fell in love. In April 1982 it was Easter Marty gave me a engagement ring. He asked if I wanted it and of course I said yes. He never did ask me to marry him. That was always a big joke for him til this day. He would say I never asked you to marry me. But we did on 8-13-83. We have two beautiful children Michael & Katie, my daughter in law Krista our beautiful little granddaughter Brooklyn and Katie’s fiancé Tyler Martin. We have had a lot of great memories which I will cherish the rest of my life. I’ll never forget how you disliked going over the Mackinaw bridge pulled over made me drive and you got in the back of our van and pulled the blind so you didn’t have to look. Marty you were always a great provider for us. You always made sure we had everything we needed. You wanted to make sure I was going to be taken care of your heart was made of gold. If you had a question Marty had the answer. He was truly gifted, if something was broke he could fix it. He may not been able to do the things he once loved these past 18 months but he was content and happy being home with his family. I will miss our weekends together. I miss everything about you. My heart will never be the same. I love you Marty always and forever. Terri Lynn

  10. Terri I’m lose for words and very sad for you. When I worked with you, I got to know Marty. He was all those thing you said. Tom and I are for a loss of wards. I would have liked to be able to say these words to you in person. Please tell your family members how sorry I was to hear of his passing. Take care, you know how to get me if you want to talk. Becky VDB

  11. Terri l’m very sorry to hear about Marty! I don’t now exactly no what to say. I guess if there is something I can do please let me know. Don’t feel that you need to answer me back right away. I know you need a little time to be able to talk. I do hope you will contact me soon. Becky Van Den Boom

  12. So sorry for your loss, our hearts break for you Terri, we pray you find peace through this difficult time.
    Bill &Amanda Janowicz

  13. Terri, we are so saddened to hear of your husbands passing..Your family is in pour thoughts and prayers…

  14. Terri and family. I was so sad to hear of the passing of Marty. I grew up with him around the corner and as Bob’s best friend growing up he was, of course over often. I remember looking up to him and Bob when they were in high school and I was still a kid. I still to this day remember attending your wedding. They used to let me hang around with them occasionally if I was lucky. I also used to like seeing Marty when my dad would go to Larson’s almost every Saturday. I hung out with his brother, Mike quite often as well growing up so please share my condolences with him. I certainly know the bond two brothers have. May he RIP and your family find comfort in the great times you shared with him.

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