Martin Thomas Gatins, senior vice president of Cartier North America, died May 4 at the age of 61 after a five-year battle with leukemia.
Gatins was born in France and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined Cartier North America in 1996. An active participant in trade associations, he was a former president of the American Watch Association, a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York City, and instrumental in the Jewelry Information Center’s GEM Awards.
Gatins was also a dedicated philanthropist who was involved with many charities including the Katherine John Murphy Foundation, EARTH University Foundation, Piedmont Hospital Foundation, the High Museum of Art, the Latin American Association, and the Donnellan School.
He is survived by his wife, four children, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and four siblings.
St. Patrick’s Catherdral in New York City will hold a memorial mass on Monday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Cartier Mansion. A second memorial mass will be held at Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday May 9 at 4 p.m.