Martin E., of Emerson, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Born in Rockville Centre, NY to Edward and Kathryn Gallé. Martin was raised in New Milford, NJ and went on to attend Manhattan College. He served his country proudly during the Vietnam War
as a member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. He was the recipient of two Bronze Service Stars as well as the Purple Heart
. After completing his service he attended St. John's University from which he earned two Master's Degrees. He worked for many years in the chemical industry and after a semi-retirement he taught chemistry on both a high school and college level. Martin was a devout parishioner of Church of the Assumption in Emerson serving as a Eucharistic minister. Beloved husband of Rosanne Gallé. Cherished father of Robert Gallé and wife Katherine, Susan Becdach and husband Juan, and Barbara Rivas and husband Dan. Loving grandfather of Brian and Patrick Gallé, and Juan Martín and Barbara Becdach. Dear brother of Patricia Gracey and husband Dan. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Assumption, Emerson, NJ, on Thursday at 9:30 AM. Interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Fisher House Foundation.