Anastasia L. Tessa Lekka Martin ’47

Anastasia L. “Tessa” Martin passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2012. Survived by her children, Lisa and John Fields in Rochester, NY, Andrew and Kristin Martin in Ontario, NY and William Martin and Cathy Corison in St. Helena, CA; grandchildren, Noah Fields, Ian Fields, Hanna Fields, Nicholas Alkire & Crystal Bennett, Irini Martin, Rose Martin & Grace Martin; great-granddaughter, Layla Alkire.

Tessa Martin grew up near Athens, Greece and came to the United States at the age of sixteen with a scholarship to attend college. She married John H. Martin and raised her three children Lisa, Andrew and William. She was very active in the Rochester community taking a special interest in the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery. Her love of opera and an early opportunity to hear William Warfield sing led her to found The William Warfield Scholarship Fund at the Eastman School of Music.

Memorials may be directed to The William Warfield Scholarship Fund

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