Charles K. Martin, Jr.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
3:00 - 7:00 PM
- Funeral Service:
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 6:00PM
Alexander-Tuthill Funeral Home
Wading River, New York
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:30
Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton, NY Please meet at funeral home at 10:00AM
- Service Type: Public
- Died: March 29, 2016
CHARLES K MARTIN JR –War Hero
Chuck was a man with a mission. After being drafted and serving 2 years in Vietnam he returned for another tour with the belief that he could make a difference. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal for bravery after receiving a serious injury during battle. He spent one year recovering in St Albans Hospital where he began his life.
Returning home, he continued in the family's golf course construction business. He attended Stony Brook University pursuing his love of literature. His book collection is only surpassed by that of his movies and music. The spectacular garden he nurtured at the family home caused many to stop and admire. He also kept the bird population well fed.
He was born July 12. 1948 in St Albans Naval Hospital to Jenny (Grecky) and Charles K. Martin Sr. Both who have predeceased him. He was a devoted son who cared for his parents most of their lives. He leaves behind his wife and lifelong friend Anita and three stepsons, Daniel (Theresa) Chekijian of Hampton Bays, Peter (Michele) Chekijian of Aquebogue, and Aram (Jenn) Chekijian of New York City. His also survived by his sisters Lorraine (Robert) Sweeney of Florida, Mary Charlene Martin of
Riverhead, nieces Tracy (Greg) Feldman of Smithtown and Heather Sweeney of Brooklyn, grandniece Reighin and four step grandsons.
Visitation will be at Alexander Tuthill Funeral Home at 6447 NY25 Wading River Sunday April 3rd from 3-7 PM tel 929-4111. A Funeral service will be held Sunday 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday at 10:30 AM.
Donations may be made to SAVES Cat Rescue P0 BOX 1631 Riverhead NY Friends of Riverhead Library