In Memory of




Obituary for Martin Roy Sitnick

Martin (“Marty”) Roy Sitnick, of Owings Mills, Maryland, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by love, at the age of 74.

Marty was a hero to many people and animals. He was an entrepreneur at heart, who built successful businesses across a range of sectors, from retail, to travel, to professional services. Upon his retirement, Marty devoted himself fully to his life-long passion for animals. As a volunteer trainer for rescued dogs and a self-taught expert in animal behaviour, Marty helped save hundreds of lives and supported life-changing relationships between animals and their people.

Marty was adored by his family and friends. He built a beautiful life and 51-year marriage with the love of his life, Karen Sitnick. He was the model of compassion and integrity for his loving daughter, Jessie Sitnick. He was the best father-in-law Herb Wong could ever hope for, and the most fun and caring Poppy for his two grandsons, his brightest lights, Loki and Nate Wong.

We will be honouring Marty’s life at Sol Levinson’s Chapel, 8900 Reisterstown Road, on Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 9:30am. His graveside gathering will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting Marty’s mission to rescue animals in need. The family has set up a special fund at AAHA (Adopt a Homeless Animal), where Marty volunteered, to support training, behavior therapies, and special supports for the most vulnerable animals to help them find and stay in forever homes. Donations can be made online:, please specify “Marty’s Fund.”