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Roy Marti, a Wolf for life. (Photos courtesy Christi Messner)

Wolf Nation has lost a hoops legend.

Roy Marti, who graduated in 1980 as the #21 scorer in Coupeville High School boys basketball history, still sits at a very-impressive #40 all-time four-plus decades later.

Part of a prominent Wolf athletic family, he passed away Tuesday at age 60 after a battle with ALS.

Marti rang up 551 points across three varsity hoops seasons at CHS, allowing him to edge sister Judy (545) for family honors.

Other high-scoring family hoops stars include Roy’s nephew, JJ (520), and brothers Frank (462) and Chris (319).

Niece Katie Marti is the latest hoops sensation to spring from the family, having made her varsity debut as a freshman during the 2021-2022 season.

Roy tossed in 16 points as a sophomore during the 1977-1978 season, before soaring to a 342-point performance as a junior.

He capped things with another 193 points as a senior.


His obituary, as posted by the family:

Roy John Marti III passed away at home on June 21st, 2022.

He was born April 9th, 1962 to Roy John Marti II and Judith Bernice Roberts in Seattle, Wash.

He was raised in Coupeville, Wash., and graduated from Coupeville High School with the class of 1980.

Roy worked for Sierra Pacific Industries for seven years, retiring in March of 2021.

Roy married the love of his life, Kelly Toomey, on July 7th, 2007 in Humptulips, Wash.

They were married for almost 15 years, but have been together since 1988.

Being a papa was his favorite. He loved being with friends and family.

He enjoyed raising pigs, chickens, and all other animals you can eat.

He loved to farm, hunt, fish, and tend to his garden.

Roy believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. With the help of Jesus, Roy was sober for 11 years.

Roy is survived by his wife Kelly; mom Judy; daughters Jessica Curley Marti, Judith Rose Marti, and Dawn Marti; brothers Chris, Rick, Mike, Frank, Bill, Tony, and Jim Marti; sister Rose Tyhuis; and grandchildren Faith Lenormand, Gracie Marti, Kayden Lindgren, Raven Curley, Roy Curley, and Phoenix Curley.

He is preceded in death by his father Roy II, sister Judy, and his granddaughter Andrea.

To share memories or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit http://www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.

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