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Carl B. Martin, Jr.

Carl B. Martin, Jr.

1926 - 2017

Carl B. Martin, Jr. 90, of Henderson Harbor, passed away, Saturday October 21, 2017, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Mr. Martin was born November 16, 1926, in Watertown a son of Carl B. and Doris Goldthrite Martin, Sr. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1944.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 until being honorably discharged in 1948.  Mr. Martin married Marie Switzer in 1944, Marie died October 4, 1969.  He later married Margaret Pond in 1982, Margaret died April 28, 2016. 

Mr. Martin was a lighting consultant and sales representative for National Grid for thirty years. Mr. Martin also owned and operated the Elbow Room and Strand Theater on Franklin Street.  Mr. Martin was an avid Skier, a member of the ski patrol at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY and a member of the American Legion Post 1757 in Sackets Harbor, NY.  Mr. Martin owned Horse Island in Sackets Harbor for 60 years and spent many years fishing, duck hunting and sailing around the Island and Henderson Harbor with family and friends.

Surviving are four daughters and two sons in-law, Diane (Timothy) Cozad, Brockport, NY, Linda (Allen) Thompson, Watertown, Dana Martin, Constance Martin Both of Henderson Harbor, a granddaughter Hillary (Terry) Illingworth, Yadkinville, NC.  A daughter, Christina, three siblings, Jane Schuster, Ruth Wing, Richard Martin, two grandsons Justin and Bradley Short all died before him.

Calling hours will be Friday October 27 from 6-8pm at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be Saturday at 4pm at the funeral home with Reverend Debbie Johnson Newcomb officiating.  A committal service will be Monday October 30, 2017 at 1pm in Glenwood Cemetery with Monsignor Robert Aucoin officiating. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County,

1398 Gotham Street, Watertown 13601 or the Alzheimer Association, PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011.  Condolences may be made to dlcalarco.com 


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Linda and family,

Your beloved father left a legacy among all who knew him for his loyal friendship, love of hunting and skiing, and his investment in downtown Watertown. I remember us having fun at Horse Island, and I enjoyed the Strand as a young person. Our family would ski and get together with others. Dad was fond of Buddy. Linda, we wish you the best and hope that you can find comfort in some good memories.

By Kate Dickson and family on 10 26, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

Always enjoyed talking to Mr Martin while reading meters in the neighborhod,also enjoyed watching him to run machines in his celler, he.ll be missed by all

By HowardC SchnettlerJr. on 10 22, 2017


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