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Conrad Martinez Jr.


CONRAD MARTINEZ, JR., Conrad, age Martinez, Jr.84, of Washington Township passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was born on April 14, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Conrad Sr. and Candeleria (Rodriguez) Martinez. Conrad attended Mt. Carmel High School and graduated in 1946. He served in the Naval Air Reserve as a Flight Engineer from 1947-1952. Conrad served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. After being commissioned & awarded his wings, he was stationed at Luke AFB, Shaw AFB and Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. In January of 1957 he married his sweetheart Cilda J. LaRosa. Conrad graduated from St. Louis University in 1960 and worked as an Aerospace Engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 1960-1993. He served in Illinois and Ohio Air Guard from 1957 until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force in 1981. Conrad flew many types of aircraft including T-6G, T-28, T-33, F-84F, RF- 8F, F-84, F-100, RB-57A and logged as much as 3,800 hours of military flying time. He earned the Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Conrad is a life member of Order of the Deadalians, associate fellow of AIAA, and a member of the American Rocket Society, Air Force Association, and National Management Association. Preceded in death by is sister, Rosemary McCall. Conrad is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cilda; sons, David C. Martinez and Mark A. Martinez, both of Washington Township; brother, Manuel Martinez; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Retirement Community and Hospice of Dayton for all their care and compassion. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main Street, Centerville. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 also at the funeral home. Burial in David's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Flight-9 Order of Daedalians Scholarship Fund, Box 33564, Bldg 16, Wright- Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Send condolences to the family by signing the Guestbook at www.routsong .com. Paid Obituary


Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 5, 2013
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