W. Martin Sr.
W. Martin Sr., 90, formerly of Watertown, passed away
Wednesday, April 10, at Casa Mora in Bradenton, Fla.
Born Jan. 26, 1923, in Watertown, a son of Carl B. and Doris
Gothright Martin, Sr., he graduated from Cranwall Prep
School in Lenox, Mass., attended Norwich Military University
in Northfield, Vt., leaving college due to being drafted
into the Army.
He married Sally Hutchings in January 1946. The couple lived
in Watertown, Thousand Island Park and Bradenton, Fla. Mrs.
Martin died March 6, 2005.
At the age of 55, he retired from the Jefferson County
Department of Motor Vehicles as a registrar.
Mr. Martin was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 61 and the North
Side Improvement League.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters in-law, John H.
and Harriett, South Greenville, SC, Richard W., Jr. and
Margaret, Watertown, Thomas A. and his companion Chris
Kratzert, Stephen A. and Robin, all of Alexandria Bay; two
daughters and their husbands, Victoria S. and John LaBreck,
Palmetto, Fla., and Stephanie A. and Stewart Shannon, Oswego;
a brother and his wife, Carl and Margaret Martin, Henderson
Harbor; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Jane Shuster and Ruth Wing, both died before
A graveside service will be held in the spring, at a day and
time to be announced, with military honors in Riverside
Cemetery on Wellesley Island.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 155, Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.
Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and