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MARTEL John Marty Martel, 75, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012. He was born on March 4, 1937 in Manchester, NH to parents Joseph and Albina Martel. He served his country in the United States Navy for 30 years, retiring as Command Master Chief of Naval Air Station Cecil Field. He had lived in the local area since 1973, moving here from Warwick, RI. Mr. Martel was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church as well as the Fleet Reserve Branch #91, VFW Post #7909, Navy Airship Association and was a member of the All Navy Volleyball Team. He enjoyed golfing and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Doris C. Martel; son, Daniel John Martel (Cynthia) of Edmond, OK; daughters, Debbie Rogers (Sam) of Orange Park, FL and Leslie Gale Turner of Winsted, MN and grandchildren, Alexis, Addison and Asher Martel; Martelle and Eric Rogers and Tyler and Hunter Turner. Father Jose Kulathinal will celebrate a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. Matthew's Church, 1773 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210. A private interment will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with full Military Honors conferred. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Disabled American Veterans. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.braodsuraines.com. Arrangements under the direction of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, (904) 284-4000. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 25, 2012
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