PEMBROKE - John Patrick Martin, 81, of Pembroke, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester surrounded by his family.John was born and raised in Boston, Mass., and attended Boston schools.He entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was injured severely in battle while stationed overseas, necessitating him to remain in a veterans hospital for a very lengthy period.Following his time in the military, John went to college in Ohio earning himself a doctorate degree. He worked for many years as a substance abuse counselor in various halfway houses in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Florida and California.John was predeceased by a brother, Robert Martin.He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan L. Heger of Pembroke; a son, Scott Martin of Massachusetts; a daughter, Laura Martin and her husband Matt Runyon of New Jersey; two stepsons, Mark Heger and his wife Christine of Goffstown and Todd Heger and his wife Amanda of Concord and nine grandchildren. John was also a friend of Bill's.
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SERVICES: Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Bennett Funeral Home, 3 Church St., Concord. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at the funeral Home on 3 Church St. The committal with military honors will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Messages of condolence may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 15, 2014