PAINKIN, Martin H. "Marty"|
(December 25, 1924 to August 21, 2014) Martin H. Painkin, of Jupiter, FL, passed away at the VA in West Palm Beach, where he was a resident of the CLC since May 2008. Born in The Bronx, NY, only child of Norman and Bertha Painkin, Marty joined the Army as a high school senior in October 1940. He landed on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 as a 2nd Battalion Ranger and remained on the battlefields of Europe until January 1945 when he returned to join a bond tour with actress Ann Baxter. For his bravery, he was awarded the Purple Heart with five clusters, the Silver Star, Oak Leaf cluster to Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre, Bronze Star, Unit Citation, Citation of the Individual and The British Military Medal of Valor. He was discharged April 1945. Marty owned Leibert Brothers Appliances in White Plains, NY for 40 years. He was active in Jewish War Veterans, becoming Westchester County Commander. His business was always closed Memorial Day to honor those who served. Marty was also controller of the New Rochelle Humane Society, where he adopted his beloved Lab "Sheik". After retiring, he moved to Jupiter in 1996 and spent the summers in Chautauqua, NY. Marty was a volunteer at the VA and an active member of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 52. He served as Vice Commander and Flotilla Commander, was a vessel examiner, taught boating safety, was Education Officer and recruited new members. He also volunteered at Jupiter Hospital. Marty was an avid reader and stamp collector from childhood. He will be greatly missed by his second wife Barbara, sons Jerry (Kate) of Cape Coral, FL and Howard of Tamarac, FL and stepson Steven Brandwein of Malibu, CA; grandchildren Jeremy (Liz) of McKinney, TX and Samantha of Colorado Springs, CO; and great-granddaughter Mila. He was preceded in death by stepson Joel Brandwein of Albany, CA. Marty was honored by being included in the 70th Anniversary D-Day Section of the Palm Beach Post in June 2014. Interment will be at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014