We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home
Martin F. Considine, 85, of Forest Park passed away on July 17, 2022.
Martin is survived by his daughters Karen Considine and Nancy (Nestor) Markewych, and son Martin J. Considine (Carrie Bower); his 3 grandchildren Anne and Nicholas Markewych and Elizabeth Considine; his former wife Elayne Considine and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Born and raised on Chicago’s west side, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1955. He and his former wife raised their family in Oak Park. He has resided in Forest Park for over 30 years.
Martin began working for Kenny Construction Company as a laborer and worked his way to becoming the Company’s Safety Director. After 25+ years with Kenny, he continued in the field of construction safety until his retirement in 2001. He held leadership positions in the Construction Safety Association of America, the Chicago Groundhog Club and the O.S.H.A Training Institute. The Deep Tunnel Project, McCormick Place Annex, O’Hare International Terminal and Harold Washington Library were just a few of the Chicago area projects he was proud to be a part of.
Fondly known to many as “Marty” he was devoted to his family and friends. He was a fixture at every sporting event, musical performance or other opportunity to cheer on his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed performing in plays and variety shows throughout the years. An avid sports fan, he particularly enjoyed the Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs. But he had the same enthusiasm for a gymnastics meet, volleyball game or horserace. Martin regularly exchanged cards and letters with an extensive list of family and friends. In his later years, he enjoyed the simple pleasures of visiting friends, playing cards, sharing meals with family, reading and taking long daily walks around the neighborhood.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents John and Hanorah(nee McInerney) Considine, his brothers James and John Considine his sister Nora Ann Esterlen, niece Maureen Considine sisters-in-law Faye and Patricia Considine and Brother-in-law Lawrence Esterlen.
Visitation and prayer services will be held on Tuesday August 2, 2022 2022 at Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martin’s memory to :
Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services- Meals on Wheels of Proviso Township https://cnnssa.org/donate/