age 74, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2023. He was born on August 10, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fourth of nine children of Robert and Dorothy Hagan.
Martin leaves behind his wife and partner, Susan Darin Hagan; his five children and their spouses, John (Rebecca) Hagan, Margaret (Kursat) Hagan, Claire (John) Eller, Teresa (Zachary) Thomas, and Fr. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P., and siblings and spouses Marie Santone, Robert (Lynn) Hagan, Kate (Dan) Parish, Daniel (Deb) Hagan, Elizabeth (Rick, dec.) Fisher, and Mark (Karen) Hagan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Hagan, his sister Dorothy Black and his brother Thomas (Priscilla) Hagan.
Martin was a peaceful, loving man whose greatest joys included his family, music, spirituality, history, and languages. He will most be remembered as a family man, an excellent attorney, and a scholar who used his generous, joyful, and forgiving nature to improve the world around him.
After receiving his BA and JD from the University of Notre Dame and serving his country for two years as a conscientious objector, he pursued his passion to become an attorney specializing in trusts and estates. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He and Susan were heavily involved in the Pre-Cana marriage prep program at St. Bernard Church, and in volunteering at St. Bernard School. They have been foster parents with the Children's Home of Pittsburgh for over twenty years, caring for over forty newborn infants. He was an untiring fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His greatest joy was found with his nine grandchildren: Kerem, Elizabeth, Teoman, Alice, Virginia, Luke, Leyla, Jude, and Katherine. Martin loved reading stories with them! He was so proud of his children and who they have each become – this is what is most important in life.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 31 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. A Mass of Christian burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 PM in St. Bernard Church – St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 311 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
In lieu of flowers, Martin's family requests donations in his memory to the Children's Home of Pittsburgh – Adoption Program (https://www.childrenshomepgh.org/) or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Michael the Archangel Parish (c/o St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216).
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