Jack Wayne Martin
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October 21, 1933
November 8, 2012
Jack Wayne Martin, known to family and friends as Wayne, died peacefully from cancer on Nov. 8, 2012. Born in Salinas, CA, he grew up in Hawthorne, NV, where his parents worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot. One of his adventures was climbing the water tower at the near by community of Babbitt.
He graduated from Mineral County High School where he was a member of the football team. In 1952 he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served as an aircraft electrician in Japan and Indochina. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
In 1961 he graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Tau Scholastic Engineering Society.
He worked for Nevada Bell and retired from AT&T in San Francisco. While living in the Bay Area he was an active participant in the Big Brother Program. Wayne was an avid skier and taught on the Junior Ski Program while a Reno resident in the 1960's.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; brothers Lauren and Verne Van Vlear. His final months were beautifully supported at Wynwood facility in Sparks, NV, and by Circle of Life Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation, in Wayne's name, to a
. Services will be held at O'Brien-Roger's & Crosby Funeral Home, Reno, on November 27 at 2pm. The family invites you to share a memory of Wayne in the Book of Memories at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.
O'Brien-Rogers & Crosby Funeral Home
600 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89503
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 18, 2012