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Martin Whittier

November 24, 1984 — August 11, 2022

Martin Whittier passed away at age 37 on August 11, 2022 near Newark, DE from injuries sustained in a tragic automobile accident. He passed away alongside his business associate and close friend, Nate Brubaker, as they were returning home from Philadelphia following an evening networking event.


Martin was born on November 24, 1984 in Havre de Grace, MD. He was an "Army Brat" and grew up in military communities in Germany and Maryland. Martin wrestled at Perryville High School and followed his passion for wrestling well into adulthood. His goal of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt by age fifty was cut short by his untimely death.


In 2004, his desire and aptitude for photography and video led to his employment at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, first as a photographer and then as a filmmaker for nine years. The skills he developed there, along with the professional techniques and business knowledge he obtained at Full Sail University, led in 2015 to his founding of Charmcine Rentals in Baltimore, MD to provide video cameras, lenses, and accessories to the local motion picture industry as well as across the US. In 2018, he launched a second location in Alexandria, VA, and in 2020 he acquired a third location in Philadelphia. As a result of his vision, hard work and drive, he sold his highly successful business to Red Star Pictures last year, allowing Martin to pursue other interests and spend more time with his wife and sons. Martin's dedication to customer service and his focus on improving technical skills through training tools and events has had a lasting impact on the many technicians and professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region, fulfilling his vision of a tighter knit filmmaking community.


Martin is survived by his wife, Daniela (Howard) Whittier of Havre de Grace, MD; his sons Benjamin Whittier and Emmett Whittier of the home; his father, Bruce Whittier and his mother, Karen (Valder) Whittier of Conowingo, MD; his brother, Willis Whittier, Newark, DE; Daniela's father and mother, Patrick and Annemarie Howard, Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous aunts and uncles, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents Willis Valder and Evelyn (Moffitt) Valder; Frank Weston Whittier and Mary Ellen (Kleberg) Whittier; and two uncles, Gene Rollins and Jack Barta.


Pallbearers will be Willis Whittier, Peter Howard, Neil Tharpe, Kristopher J. Brewer, Tommy Duncan and Kyle Pallansch. Honorary pallbearers are Benjamin Whittier, Emmett Whittier and Lane Tharpe.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the college fund for Martin's sons (in care of Daniela Whittier, P.O. Box 772, Havre de Grace, MD 21078).


A viewing will be held in the Cook Auditorium at Mountain Christian Church of Joppa on Monday, August 22 from 10 am to 12 pm. Funeral service will also be there from Noon to 1 pm followed by interment at Mountain Christian Church. 

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Monday, August 22, 2022

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Monday, August 22, 2022

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