Martin Biagi |

Martin Biagi

Funeral services will take place today for Martin Joseph Biagi, 46, who passed away Sept. 4, 2006, in Branson, Mo., following a long illness.

Martin was born Sept. 11, 1959, in Oakland, Calif., and was an 18-year resident of South Lake Tahoe and Branson. He had been a produce manager at Lira’s Market. Martin was a talented landscape gardener, who could grow anything, anywhere, as well as an avid meteorologist, who loved a good thunder and lightening storm. He was a lover of all music, particularly anything by Robert Plant. Martin was a wonderful Christian man, who loved the Lord with all his heart. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Stan Vidmar of South Lake Tahoe and Branson; father, Ernest D. Biagi of South Lake Tahoe; mother, Elaine Crabtree of Manteca, Calif.; brothers, Michael Biagi of Lathrop, Calif., Ernest Biagi of Hawaii, and Gary Biagi of Branson and their spouses; sisters, Kathryn Tyus of South Lake Tahoe and Lisa Stariha of Fremont, Calif., and their spouses; stepbrothers, Robert and Rick Crabtree, and stepsister, Kim Davis, all of Oregon. He was the beloved nephew of Gary and Shirley Lutes, Barbara Machado, Margaret Benjamin, and James “Rocky” and Marilyn Crabtree; and leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many cherished friends. He was predeceased by his loving stepfather, Ken Crabtree.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. today at McFarlane Mortuary, 887 Emerald Bay Road, followed by graveside services at Happy Homestead Cemetery. A gathering will then take place at 2586 Chris Ave.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the AIDS Foundation or to a favorite charity.

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