Gerald E. Martin
June 23, 1929 - July 26, 2013 - Age 84
Born June 23, 1929
To the late Walter and Kathryn (Morley) Martin
He served in Marines towards the end of World War II,
he fought in Korea and in Vietnam
A decorated war hero, but he always felt his greatest achievement was to be honor as
1 of the 62 men who received a Battlefield Commission for saving the life of many during Vietnam,
allowing Jerry to retire from The United States Marine Corps as a Captain after 24 years of service.
He was a life member of the DAV Chapter 70, Inverness, FL
after the merger of Chapter of 139 Homosassa, FL
Jerry and Margaret moved back to their home town of Oswego in 1973 after the Corp,
were he then went to work and retired 10 years later from Stone & Webster/ Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station.
They relocated for a while in Homosassa, Florida, to enjoy great weather and friends,
but came back to settle in 2007.
Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Kathryn (Morley) Martin,
brothers Theodore, William, Raymond and Warren,
sister Loretta and several nephews and nieces
Survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret E. (Jackson) Martin
Daughters: Kathleen Russo (husband William),
2 grandsons, Martin E. Russo (wife Cindy),
Richard A. Russo (wife Amy),
1 great-granddaughter Lauren A. Russo,
several nieces and nephews
sisters-in-laws Betty and Eleanor Martin.
Services were held 12 noon, Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home.
Burial was at St. Peterís Cemetery, Oswego, New York
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Hospital
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