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William Frederick (Cogo) Martin

Bill unexpectedly passed away on July 14th, 2013 at the age of 71, during a trip to visit family in Seattle. Bill was born to William Edward and Edith Evelyn (Chapman) Cogo on September 22, 1941 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Spending most of his childhood in Spokane, Bill later moved to the Seattle area where he was adopted by Warren Martin. He enlisted in the US Army from 1961 to 1964, where he met and married his first wife, Joanna Buck.

In 1976, Bill married his second wife, Kathleen (Johnson), and resided in Tacoma for 25 years. During this time he enjoyed working as a computer designer with the Boeing company.

After retirement, Bill met and married Yolanda (Gacho) in 2003. They lived on Cebu Island, Philippines for 7 years, before moving back to Arizona in 2011. Bill especially loved golfing, coaching Little League baseball and basketball, reading and woodworking. He will be remembered as a warm, kind and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife Yolanda, son Aaron Martin, daughters Deborah Stewart, Patricia Deyerle, Kelly Martin Fratangelo and nine grandchildren.

Memorial services are held by Bonney Watson, 1535 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, on Saturday July 20th at 1pm.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 18 to July 19, 2013
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