Martin Morris Lilie, 89 of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024.

Born on June 3, 1934 in Queens, NY was a son of the late Julia (Peck) Lilie and the late Irving Lilie.

Martin served in the Army and reserves in the 1950s.  He worked a long, successful career in the beverage industry, especially many years at Canada Dry of NY.  He and his wife traveled across the globe.  Martin was an avid golfer, enjoying many rounds over 2 decades of golfing in SC after his retirement.  He committed to the Lord and was active in Church teachings and meetings including his favorite breakfast groups.

Martin is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Harold, Selma and Adele.

Martin is survived by his wife of  54 years, Geraldine Joyce (Marotta) Lilie, two sons, David Lilie and Steven Lilie (Kat Mohr), two daughters, Barbara Neary (Brian Neary), Julia Altman (Richard Altman), and 9 grandchildren.

The service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation – Mount Pleasant. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - Mount Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, 843-884-3833.