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Norman G. Martel

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Dr. Norman G. Martel

Dr. Norman G. Martel "Norm," 92, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at home in San Diego, California.

He is survived by daughters, Nicole Martel and Rochelle Martel, granddaughter Autumn Shelton and great grandson Lennox Shelton (1 year old). He is predeceased by his wife Mary Palmer Martel, sister Lorraine Martel, and his son John Martel.

Norm was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, son of the late Edward and Yvonne Martel on May 9, 1924. At the age of 19, Norm entered active service in the U.S. Marine Corps and became an Infantry Office in the First Marine Division fighting in WW II. In July 1945, Lieutenant Martel was shot in Okinawa and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Tufts University Medical School and became a Board Certified Pediatrician in 1953 and moved to Southern California to open his practice first in Inglewood and then moved to Manhattan Beach in the 1970's. Norm retired in 1997, after 44 years serving his local community as a well-loved physician.

The memorial service and Catholic Mass will be held Thursday, December 8th at 11am at Our Mother of Confidence, 3131 Governor Drive, San Diego, California. The burial and military service will follow at 1pm at Miramar Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2016
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