Martin Biagi |

Martin Biagi

Memorial services will take place Monday, Sept. 11, 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 very 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 Biago of Lathrop, Calif., Ernest Biagi of Hawaii, and Gary Biagi of Branson and their spouses; sisters, Kathryn Tyus of South Lake Tahoe and Lisa Stariak of Fremont, Calif., and their spouses; stepbrothers, Robert and Rick Crabtree, and stepsister, Kim David, all of Oregon. He was the beloved nephew of Gary and Shirley Luter, Barbara Machado, Margaret Benjamin, and James “Rocky” and Marilyn Crabtree; and leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a multitude of cherished friends. He was predeceased by his loving stepfather, Ken Crabtree.

Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at McFarlane Mortuary, 887 Emerald Bay Road, followed by graveside services at Happy Homestead Cemetery. A gathering will take place at 2586 Chris Ave., following the graveside services.

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

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