Jerry R. Martineau

June 23, 1938October 20, 2018

Jerry Martineau, 80, of Arkansas, formerly of East Lansing, went to be with the Lord October 19, 2018. He was born on June 23, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey to Vito Pietro and Vera Lillian Maritato. Jerry served twenty years in the US Navy including two tours in the Vietnam War on the USS Intrepid. Upon leaving the Navy he worked for the East Lansing Police Department 25 years as a dispatcher. Jerry lived in Alexander, Arkansas for the past twelve years and attended Concord Missionary Church before moving to the Cottages in Rison.

He played bridge in the St. Gerard Bridge Group and also enjoyed playing Military Pinochle and Euchre, bowling, and refereeing basketball and softball games in his younger years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Philip Henry Martineau. He is survived by his wife, Carie; two brothers, Phil Martineau (Diana) and Paul Martineau (Marcie); brothers-in-law, Bruce (Ginny) Jory and Brian Jory; sister-in-law, Marchelle (Kristi) Jory and many nieces and nephews and loving friends.

A funeral service will be held at Lake Lansing Baptist Church, 5960 Okemos Rd., East Lansing, Friday at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Military honors will follow the service.

Burial will be at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 29777 Telegraph Rd., Suite 1651, Southfield, MI 48034.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Chapel, East Lansing.

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  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2018

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Sheryl Anderson

October 30, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at ELPD!! He was a great guy and we had something in common - we loved Elvis music!! My sincere prayers & thoughts are with his family at this time!!

Pete DePrekel

October 29, 2018

A wonderful guy to work with. On many occasions we trusted jerry with our safety and he never let us down. A great sense of humor who made life a little easier to get through. Rest in peace my friend.

Teres Robins

October 26, 2018

Dear Carrie, So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I always remember him with fondness and glad to see him in the dental office. He always brightened my day. Rest in Peace and thank you for the privilege of knowing both of you. Teres Robins

Dawn Sawallich

October 25, 2018

Jerry was such a nice guy. I enjoyed talking with him in dispatch. My condolences!

Jon Armstrong

October 24, 2018

Jerry was always a joy to work beside. His stories, his sense of humor and his dedication to duty were always appreciated. Red socks meant it was Wednesday!

Carrie, you and all of your family are in my prayers.

brenda trosko

October 24, 2018

Wonderful photo of Jerry. Always felt a little safer when out and about
with Jerry in Dispatch. Fond memories of the cakes that came through
the department. Hope he was able to enjoy his retirement with his
family. 292

Lance Langdon

October 24, 2018

I did enjoy working with Jerry years ago and talking with him in the old center on nights. My condolences to all the family.

Lori Brown Baughman

October 24, 2018

Carie we are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We had so much fun working together all those years in East Lansing. We were a tight group and pioneers in our field. The stories he shared with us still make me smile! The wedding and birthday cakes were yummy! Know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers! Much love to you!

Douglas Aven

October 24, 2018

We worked a lot of years together in dispatch
Hollidays you name it
Always laughing and listening to the oldies on the radio
It was a pleasure

Daniel DeKorte

October 24, 2018

He always wore a certain color socks for the specific day of the week, never said a bad word about anyone.