Date Created: 06/23/2015
Last Updated: 07/02/2015

In loving memory of Charles "Papa" Martin
7/17/1930 - 6/14/2015

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

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July 17, 1930 – June 14, 2015

Charles Martin, having lived a long, productive and inspirational 84 years, passed peacefully early Sunday morning, June 14, 2015.
He was born in Mt. Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania on July 17, 1930.
Charles was married for 64 years and is survived by his wife, Jane Yoshiko Martin. He is survived by two children, Barbara Jane Long of Mililani, Hawaii and Robert Charles Martin of Albuquerque, New Mexico, three grandchildren, two step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, Palmer Martin of Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania and Alfred Martin of Mr. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charles proudly served his country for twenty-five years in numerous duty stations throughout the world, beginning his career in the US Army in 1947 and retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1972.
‘Papa’ has left a legacy and touched many with his loving commitment to his wife and his family - a life honorably and courageously lived. He was a quiet-spoken hero in every way and will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on July 24, 2015, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Light lunch to follow at Richard & Barbara Long’s home in Mililani, Hawaii.

 
 
 
 

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By: Barbara Long Thursday, July 02, 2015
I miss him. I would talk to him daily, to ask him questions about "how things were going" or "Dad, I need to run things by you". He would ALWAYS be upbeat and informational. At the drop of a hat, he would gladly fix... View Entire Tribute
 
 

 
 

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By: Barbara Long Sunday, July 26, 2015
"I’m surprised to hear about the loss. Are you Okay ? I don’t know what to say ! You have written “Charles was a quiet-spoken hero.” in Memorial. I think so too. In Japan he was always taking care of Obachan gently... View Entire Condolence
By: Barbara Long Friday, July 10, 2015
Dear Barbara, We can't believe that uncle Charlie has passed away. Our deepest condolences for your father's death. Thank you for getting in touch with us. Charlie was always filled with tenderness and we remember... View Entire Condolence
By: Barbara Long Friday, July 10, 2015
Dear Barbara CC Yoshiko-obasann We,your japanese family,are sorry to hear about Charlie’s loss. He is the best person I respected the most. He loved our aunt Yoshiko,got married to her after World War 2 and... View Entire Condolence
 
 

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