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Paul W. Martin, age 87, of Bethlehem Woods, LaGrange Park, formerly of Riverside for 42 years. A Veteran U.S. Navy Pilot during WW II, loving brother of Ted (Nancy) Pannkoke; fond uncle of Ted W. (Melissa) Pannkoke and Rick (Kathrin) Pannkoke; dear friend of Judy Giannelli and family of LaGrange for 27 years. Paul had many accomplishments in life as a successful Journalist. He wrote articles for numerous publications including the Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine, Christian Century, The Grapevine, The Lion, a publication of the Lions Club. He wrote two books on the history of the Lions Clubs, the first We Serve and the second Lions Clubs in the 21st Century. He spoke Spanish fluently and traveled widely , including trips to Mexico and South America and Russia. A Health and Science writer, he hosted his own television show, was a professional wrestler and boxer, and was a true sportsman. He worked in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska in the 1950's, on the Dew Line radar warning system . In the Navy he catapulted, in observation planes, off of battle Ships. He had a great sense of humor and always had a joke. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. where services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Riverside Twp. Lions Club, Hadley School for the Blind and St. Thomas Hospice appreciated. Funeral Home Phone: (708) 352-6500.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 27, 2009
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