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Martin Pion

May 20, 1936 - March 27, 2018
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Martin Pion, 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home.
Dear husband of Joyce Pion; dear father of Jerome (Sarah) Pion; Loving grandfather of David and Katie Pion; beloved uncle of Nicola (Kim) Teoh, Stephan (Jenny) Williams and Karen (Stacey) Williams dear great uncle to James and Andrew.
Martin and his family came from England in 1977. He loved the environment, bicycling and was a founding member and president of GASP (Group Against Smoking Pollution).
Memorial visitation will be Thursday, March 29, 4-7pm at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd, Florissant.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to charity of choice

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Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center


675 Graham Road
Florissant, MO 63031

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Born: May 20, 1936
Died: March 27, 2018

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Dennis Scott posted on 6/8/18

I just heard of Martin's passing. He was a great advocate for bicycling and a friend even across the miles.


Ingrid Anderson Florman posted on 4/2/18

I send my sincere condolences on the recent passing of Martin Pion. He came to Kirkwood to help with our smokefree effort and really gave us support at a time when it was badly needed. This is a great loss to the St. Louis community. With deepest sympathy to his family, Ingrid Anderson Florman A Friend


Stan Cowan posted on 3/30/18

I had the pleasure to work with Martin many times over the years on tobacco control issues. His dedication, attention to detail, breadth of knowledge and experience, research, and wry humor were much appreciated. He has left this world a better place because of his work for smokefree policies. I miss him.


Bronson Frick posted on 3/30/18

Condolences to Martin's family. Martin was a true pioneer for nonsmokers' rights. He served a significant role in making smokefree indoor air in restaurants and other spaces the norm. Martin's advocacy affirmed that ventilation systems or smoking rooms do not address the health hazards of secondhand smoke. His air quality study showing that the smoking rooms at St. Louis airport didn't address the secondhand smoke was one of the first of its kind and still widely cited today ( the airport is now smokefree indoors). Rest in peace, Martin. Thank you for your decades of effort fighting Big Tobacco and in support of everyone's right to breathe clean air.


Julia Spataro posted on 3/30/18

In memory of Martin Pion, Julia Spataro lit a candle


Vivian G. Dietemann posted on 3/29/18

Thank you, Martin, for all you did to help me and others in our search for a chance to breathe clean air. You will be missed.


Bill Hannegan posted on 3/29/18

Mr. Pion was a passionate and eloquent advocate for the causes he embraced. I will very much miss him!


Jeff Jackson posted on 3/28/18

A true bicycle aficionado. He was a great mentor and friend. Bicycling in St. Louis has lost a true cyclist.


Tom and Donna Brizendine posted on 3/28/18

In memory of Martin Pion, Tom and Donna Brizendine lit a candle


Tom and Donna Brizendine posted on 3/28/18

Prayers for the Pion Family.


posted on 3/28/18

Martin was certainly an interesting guy who certainly made the world a better place. I appreciate that I knew him.