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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From: Tyrone Thomas Tuesday, January 29, 2019
After the loss of a loved one. There may be many questions that pass through our minds. We may feel all sorts of emotions and the thought of trying to process everything at once may seem overwhelming. However, the one true God never leaves us in the dark. Through his word the bible, we can find comfort and hope of what he has promised. We can be confident in his promises because God cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) has promised us that in the future Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. (Rev 21:3,4) What a wonderful hope to look forward to and a wonderful place to be. We are deeply sorry for your loss and invite you to refer back to these scriptures for reassurance. If you have any questions please visit JW.org



From: Tyrone Thomas Sunday, January 27, 2019
After the loss of a loved one. There may be many questions that pass through our minds. We may feel all sorts of emotions and the thought of trying to process everything at once may seem overwhelming. However, the one true God never leaves us in the dark. Through his word the bible, we can find comfort and hope of what he has promised. We can be confident in his promises because God cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) has promised us that in the future Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. (Rev 21:3,4) What a wonderful hope to look forward to and a wonderful place to be. We are deeply sorry for your loss and invite you to refer back to these scriptures for reassurance. If you have any questions please visit JW.org.



From: Cindy Boyer Friday, May 04, 2018
I’m very sorry for the sad loss of your beloved father. Though I don’t know you, and I didn’t know your dear father, please accept my deepest sympathy for you in your painful loss. I would like to share with you what continues to bring me comfort in the most painful losses of my life in the hope that you will find some additional comfort. I think about the fact that they’re not suffering in any way, and that means a lot to me! And I look forward to the time for the resurrection at which time I hope to be here to welcome them each back to life with a close and loving hug! My beloved Mom and Dad and my beloved youngest brother who died suddenly and very unexpectedly at age 51. Acts 24:15 promises “that there is going to be a resurrection.” Ecclesiastes 9:11b explains why many die, that “time and unexpected events (Or, “unforeseen occurrence”) overtake them all.” Our loving God doesn’t cause sad things to happen to our loved ones, as James 1:13 shows. Revelation 21:4 gives us the wonderful promise for the near future of no pain or death! Psalms 37:10, 11, 29 help us realize that many will upon being resurrected, be welcomed back to life by their loved ones! Then “the meek will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace to live forever here on the earth when it’s restored to paradise conditions! Then life will be like our Creator meant for life to be! Perfect peace and harmony; even the animals will be safe and peaceful as Isaiah 11:6-9 shows. Isaiah 33:24 shows that there won’t be any more sickness! And Job 33:25 that older ones will return to the days of their youth but with good health! I hope that you’re finding comfort in your memories. Romans 15:4 shows that we can find true comfort in God’s written Word. Please look at JW.ORG for more comfort. Take care. Sincerely Yours, Cindy Boyer



From: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mercifully, by means of the resurrection, Jehovah has opened up the priceless opportunity for untold multitudes of people who have died to come back from the heart-warming hope that someday, in God's new world, you will be reunited with loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. Mark 5:35,41,42; Acts 9:36-41.



From: 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 and honestly. I always feeled that Yoshiko Obachan is the most happiest person in the world. Your father will live in our heart forever." Cousin Teruko (Japan)



From: 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 him as seeing those pictures. He was a such a great man. We worry about you Barbara. How are you? Please let us know if there are anything we can do. How is Yoshiko obasan? It might be hard for you to take care of funeral service and looking after Yoshiko obsasan in this time. Please take good care of yourself. In deepest sympathy from Japan. Kazuyoshi, Teruko and Michiko



From: 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 made her life happy. Our father has been passed away 9 years ago and also our mother 3 years ago. We can understand you all are feeling sad. Please take care of you and we hope you will live long. Our thoughts and prey with you. Sincerely Your cousin,Kazuyoshi,Teruko and Michiko. ハンター製菓株式会社 代表取締役 柳澤 一嘉



From: Cindy/don Martin Friday, July 03, 2015
We are sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Uncle Charlie. Don has fond memories of when Uncle Charlie and all of you would come visit to Pa. The hay ride etc. Uncle Charlie was a wise but gentle man. We remember when he stopped in to our house and we took him to a diner called Charlie's. We have fond memories of him being there for Iva and guiding us when Howard passed away. We love that we could Skype with Uncle Charlie recently and he shared memories with us and taught us how to say good night in Dutch . We will miss him. Don and Cindy



From: Barbara Long Thursday, July 02, 2015
Dear Barb...my sister Susie and I extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your papa and our Uncle Charlie. He was a great man and epitomized the meaning of a true gentleman. It's so hard to leave our parents go. My hope and belief is that he has joined my mom and dad and all the other angels. My mom loved her siblings so much and always looked forward to visits from your parents. I smiled when I saw your posting about Johnny Cash. One of my mom's favorite singer was also Johnny Cash. Brings back many good memories. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Give Aunt Jane a hug from us. Love you all. Beverly Howard (Aunt Mary and Uncle Donnie's daughter)



From: Barbara Long Thursday, July 02, 2015
So sorry for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you, no words of sympathy can ease the sorrow that is yours, But thoughts and loving memories last as long as time endures -- So may your treasured memories grow more precious year by year. And help to bring you comfort in the loss of one so dear... I love the memorial page. I hope you seen the comment/condolences I posted that Sunday. It was the words in a card we received when Emily passed away that I have often used them since because I liked how it read. I looked back later, but the post you had was no longer there? The picture with grandpa and Charlie in the store facing each other, that is actually Jeremy in the background. Just thought I would share. Dad and him do look very much alike. I still can't believe how much Grandpa and Charlie look alike. Even their gestures arms crossed, standing, etc. I love him so very much and will always cherish all my memories with him and Charlie as well. Hugs! Cousin Jennifer Martin Dunkelberger (Uncle Alfred's granddaughter)



From: Never Gone Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Dear Barbara,

We are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. We will be here to do everything we can to help you remember the life of your lost loved one. We hope that our site will allow you deal with the loss in your own way. God Bless.

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