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Martin H. Adwin “Marty”

Pittsford: Passed away on May 19, 2023 at age 80. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Rita Adwin; and his brother Robert Adwin.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Donna Adwin; children, Karen and Jason; grandchildren, Jack, Alex, and Ella; and many dear family and friends too numerous to mention.

Marty was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1942. He spent his youth in Boston and his heart remained there throughout his life. Growing up, he worked in radio, media, and learned the art of photography, where he would eventually spend his career.

When he and his wife Donna married in 1966 they moved back to her home town of Rochester to start a family and their business. Alwyn Studios was open for more than four decades, capturing the community’s happiest wedding and Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Through his work, relationships, and outgoing personality, Marty adopted Rochester as his home town; and the town embraced him back.

He loved a day on the water fishing, watching the Red Sox play at Fenway, or going for a summer drive in his red Chevy convertible. He spent countless hours with friends at the Jewish Community Center… his “happy place” and “home away from home”.

More than anything, Marty loved spending time with his family and his friends. Throughout his life, he relished bringing people together and celebrating life’s daily joy. There were no strangers to Marty; just people he had yet to befriend.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 10AM at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue. Interment to follow at White Haven Memorial Park.  The funeral services will be Zoomed and can be accessed here,

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The family will receive friends at 145 New Tudor Road, Pittsford on Tuesday May 30th, 6-8 PM, Wednesday, May 31st, 2-6 PM and Thursday, June 1st, 2-6 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the JCC of Rochester,1200 Edgewood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618 (Donate Online) or Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. (Donate Online)

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