Gerald "Jerry" T. Martin, 69, died Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Lucie Hospice House in Fort Pierce. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and recently move to Fort Pierce, coming from upstate New York. Before retirement, he was a Class A mechanic. Survivors include his companion of 39 years, Barbara Smith; daughters, Lynne Smith, and Lauren Davis; sons, Donald Smith, Daniel Smith and John Bates; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, www.tchospice.org. Services: A celebration of life will be this spring in New York. Arrangements are by Yates Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Pierce Chapel. A guestbook is available at www. yatesfuneralhome.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 13, 2013