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Louis E. Martin

August 3, 2017

Louis E. MartinLouis E. Martin, 90, of Broadway Avenue West, passed away Saturday morning at the Samaritan Medical Center where he was a patient since August 3, 2017. A funeral service will be held at the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, on Wednesday August 9, at 10:00 am with Rev Steven Murray, pastor, of Holy Family Church officiating and burial will follow in Glenwood

Mr. Martin was born in Watertown on December 31, 1926, son of Allan and Gwyneth Rowland Martin and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy. He served in the United States Navy from December 27, 1944 until his discharge on July 19, 1946, continuing on inactive reserve until July 19, 1950. He served on the USS Hornet receiving the American Theater Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. On June 30, 1951 he married Mary Ellen Lyng at St. Patrick's Church, Watertown. Mrs. Martin died on May 17, 2017.

Mr. Martin was employed by New York Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring as a District Engineer.

He was a communicant of Holy Family Church, a life member of the Telephone Pioneers Of America, an avid golfer and member of the Watertown Golf Club, and a former member of the Watertown American Legion Post 61, as well as the Watertown Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 496. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp at Barnes Corners. Louis and Mary Ann had wintered for many years in Myrtle Beach.

He is survived by his four children, two sons, Dr. Thomas P. Martin, Rathdrum, ID, and John M. Martin, Saratoga Springs; two daughters, Karen A. Keegan and husband, Gregory J. and Mary A. VanBrocklin, all of Watertown; five grandchildren, Christopher and Shawn VanBrocklin, Matthew Keegan, and Alexandra and Jonathan Martin; one great granddaughter, Jocelyn VanBrocklin; sister Keitha Marks and husband Howard, Watertown; brother in law, George "Frank" Mihalik, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two sisters, Alice Martin and Betty Mihalik. The family wants to extend their thanks to his caregivers, Bonnie, Cathy, Leslie, Rose, and Sylvia.

Donations may be made in his name to either Sisters of Saint Joseph, 1425 Washington Street or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, both in Watertown, NY. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#6 Lou Kibling 2017-08-08 06:46
Extending our sincere condolences and prayers to the Martin family. Lou was admired and respected by many.

Lou Kibling & Family
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#5 Joan Grappotte Carlo 2017-08-07 21:40
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#4 Steven W. Adams 2017-08-07 16:12
We send our condolences to your family in the passing of Mr. Martin, Lou, to my dad Bill Adams.
My dad, Bill Adams, had the utmost respect for Lou, and that, to me, speaks volumes about his level of personal and professional qualities. They worked together at the Coffeen Street NY Tel location for a few decades. The many company picnics and annual office open house activities are still a topic of conversation, as we look back over the years at the continual changes, developments in telecom technology.
I wanted to say thank you Lou, as well as our sympathies to the family, for your dad's role in my dad's proudest professional moments, a constant source of conversation well into his 80's.
Best Wishes Always.

Steve and Vanessa Adams
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#3 ambrose loftus 2017-08-07 10:32
I enjoyed meny rounds ove golf with LouieGood frend
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#2 HowardC SchnettlerJr 2017-08-06 19:33
Always enjoyed talking with Mr. Martin while reading water meters,...RIP..
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#1 Dan & Sharon Burkhar 2017-08-06 18:03
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We have many fond memories of our Broadway neighbors.

Dan & Sharon
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