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Gene "Gino" Martin, 90, of Palm Coast, died Tuesday, May 29, 2013 at Florida Hospital Memorial. Gino was born February 19, 1923 in Binghamton, NY, son of Louis and Bernice Mastronardi. He was one of 8 brothers and sisters. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, receiving several military honors, including the Purple Heart. He was a sailor on the John Bascom which was written about in "Disaster at Bari" Italy by Glenn B. Infield. Gino had worked as a camera engineer for NBC for 38 years, earning 7 Emmy Awards. He worked on a variety of shows, including, Howdy Doody, Saturday Night Live, David Letterman and other special events such as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Miss America, musical specials, the Super Bowl and other key sporting venues. He enjoyed his family, golfing, football, gardening, reading and dancing. He was member of the Italian American Social Club of Palm Coast, and the New York Social Club. Gino is survived by his wife, the former Janice (Jenny) E. Reiter, together 35 years. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Boutillier (John) of Wayne, NJ, and Valerie Martin of Verona, NJ.; one son, Daniel Martin of Las Vegas, NV; three sisters, Hilda Dacey of Port Richey, FL, Helen Hapeman of Concord, NC, and Marinetta Bertram of Cottonwood AZ; one brother George Mastronardi of New York; and six grandchildren. Family and friends will be received, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5-8 pm at the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road South in Flagler Beach. A memorial Mass will be Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Palm Coast, where friends will be received one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gino's name to the , 1500 Beville Rd., Suite 606, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; or the , 1737 N Clyde Morris Blvd #140, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, or the Florida Hospital Hospice, 770 W Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Condolences may be sent to


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 2, 2013
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