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Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home

8630 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY

OBITUARY

Charles A. Martin

December 26, 1929April 16, 2020

MARTIN - Charles A. April 16, 2020; Charles Martin was born in Rome, Georgia and raised in Sebring, Florida. He was the son of the late Dr. Leldon W. Martin and Maxine S. Martin of Sebring, FL.; he is also predeceased by his siblings, Leldon, Elizabeth "Betsy", Calvin and Caroline. At age 16 he took flying lessons and received his pilot’s license at age 18. He graduated from Sebring High School in 1948 and his graduation present was a self guided flying tour of the South. He was in basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and was on active duty during the Korean War. A proud graduate of the University of Florida, he was employed for over 30 years by Eastman Kodak as a Technical Sales Representative. He worked in the Kodak Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and for 13 years, was Kodak’s representative to Triangle Publications, printer of TV Guide and Seventeen Magazine and later Arcata Graphics, printer of Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine and other publications in Buffalo, NY. In 1986 Charles retired from Kodak. He and his wife, Teaky, moved to Jacksonville, Florida. They both kept active and volunteered at the newly opened World Golf Hall of Fame Museum. In 1998, after 20 years of research and writing, Martin proudly self-published The Last Great Ace, The Life of Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. This biography depicted the personal and professional life of fighter pilot and second highest scoring American Ace of WWII, Tommy McGuire, who was also raised in Sebring, Florida. Mr. Martin was an avid Florida Gator sports fan and greatly enjoyed watching any athletic event they were participating in. He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew him, and he enjoyed staying in touch with family and friends near and far. He was a great storyteller who would weave tales drawing on his endless knowledge of history, sports, and technology while throwing in some jokes to make you chuckle. He made a lasting impression on those who had the privilege to meet him and his memory will live on through the lives of his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Antoinette "Teaky" (Dean); dear father of Scott S. (Alexandra) Martin, Holley M. (Anthony) Sheppard and late Charles D. Martin; loving grandfather of Julie Martin, Lauren and Stephanie Sheppard and Sean Martin; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. No prior Visitation. Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Stony Brook NY. Please share condolences online at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • No Prior Visitation, Graveside Service to be held at a later date

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Paul Fumanti

May 6, 2020

We were all saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. He was a fantastic roommate! May all of your beautiful memories bring you peace and comfort. He will always be in our hearts.

With Sympathy,
Gene, David and Paul Fumanti

Bill Martin

April 28, 2020

I will never forget the wonderful time I had with Charles and Teaky at the New York World's Fair. I think I was in the 10th grade or so. I stayed with them for a week and will never forget their wonderful generosity.

Edward Seibert

April 27, 2020

Our families thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow and grief. Your Father shared the same floor in Garvin as our Father Ed Seibert and was always willing to share a story with us when we met. He was a great man who certainly loved his Florida Gators. Loved talking to him when I had the chance as there was always something interesting he had to say.

TED BEST

April 27, 2020

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MODEL T FORD YOU HAD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BACK IN 1953 AND THE HELP YOU GAVE ME IN BECOMING A BROTHER AT TAU CHAPTER THETA CHI FRATERNITY. I SAW THE OBITUAIY IN THE AVON PARK, FL PAPER TODAY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER MARTIN. TED BEST

Janelle Kraft

April 20, 2020

I remember Charles Martin from his time at Harris Hill for rehab. What a tremendous person, a wonderful soul. All these years later, I can still hear his velvety voice telling us stories and stories and stories. And his lentil soup recipe! I will always fondly remember him as a genuinely good, kind person. So very sorry for your loss.

Susan Fiegel

April 20, 2020

Dear Holly and family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of you father. We met during my visits to my father, also a resident where your father was. Your father always had a smile and a kind word for us as we visited together. I was so grateful to have known him, although brief as it was. My life was made both brighter and richer in knowing him.
Again, my sympathy and prayers for you during this time.
Suzi Fiegel, daughter of Ed Seibert.

Judy and Tom Mann

April 19, 2020

Dear Holly and family, It has been our pleasure to have shared many wonderful times and adventures with your Mom and Dad. Please accept our condolences at the loss of your Dad, Charlie. Sincerely, Tom and Judy

Gretchen Seibert

April 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your father’s death. I would see him at Garvin, when visiting my father, Edward Seibert, and he was always so gracious to us. He led such an interesting life, as we learned about through his conversations and his book. His mind was lively and curious. He would often greet me when he was outside as I would come into the building. I am so sorry and send my condolences to all the family.

Andrea Figura

April 18, 2020

One of my funniest childhood memories of your dad was when we were camping out in your backyard and were getting ready to soak the boys camping out next door. Me, at probably midnight, holding the hose, telling you to turn on the water. Waiting, waiting, wondering what in the world was taking you so long...and your dad just standing there waiting for me to turn around to tell me he didn’t think so!! Oh, his face and his voice! I think I was a little afraid of him from then on! God bless you all. Hold all those memories close and he’ll never really be gone. Love you!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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