Obituary of Martin H. Atlas
Martin H. Atlas, “Marty” 88, of Somers, NY and formerly of Irvington, NY, died on Tuesday, April 25th 2023 at Salem Hills Nursing Home.
Marty was born on March 8, 1935 in New York City to Siegfried and Augusta Atlas. He grew up on Muliner Avenue in the Bronx where he had many fond childhood memories and he graduated from Christopher Columbus High School. He earned his Associate Degree in Industrial Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1954, followed by several years in the U.S. Navy on the USS McGowan.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1961, Marty began working at H&H Atlas, a family business which manufactured women’s swimwear in New York City. Marty spent his entire career there and retired as its president in the late 90s. Marty had many hobbies and interests including golf, skiing, classical music and opera, photography, technology, model ship building and fishing. His greatest passion however was sailing - whether it was cruising with his friends and family up the New England coastline or racing in local regattas on the Long Island Sound or the annual Marion, MA to Bermuda race, he loved being on the water. While not a typical competitive athlete, Marty won countless races over the years including the prestigious Mayor’s Cup of Stamford, CT in 1988. He was a member of the Halloween Yacht Club in Stamford, CT where he made many lifelong friends with fellow boaters.
Marty is the beloved husband of Brita “Pia” (nee Stakeberg) whom he was married to for 57 years. Pia was born and raised in Sweden and Marty embraced Swedish culture and enjoyed numerous visits with his Swedish relatives over the years. He is the loving father of Jennifer (Josh) Bruch of South Salem, NY and Karin (Jim) Locovare of Mount Kisco, NY and the devoted grandfather or “Mor Far” of Annika, Wyatt, Abigail and James.
A celebration of his life will be held at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, NY on Sunday, June 4th from 11 am – 1 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Sound at www.savethesound.org, an organization dedicated to preserving the land, air, and water of the Long Island Sound region.