July 19, 1920 – July 3, 2013
Martin Bishop Chapman (Chrapciak), son of the late Anna Biskup Chrapciak and Martin Chrapciak formerly of Liptupski Mikulas, Czechoslovakia, died 03 July13 peacefully at home on Ocean Avenue, Manasquan, NJ. Martin B. Chapman was born in Hoboken, NJ, on 19 July 1920 and lived in Jersey City, Maywood, and Manasquan. He has a graduate degree in chemistry from Rutgers University. He was awarded two Bronze Stars during WWII, when he served as a Special Agent, War Department, assigned to HHQ, 63rd Infantry Division. LT. Martin B. Chapman apprehended numerous Nazi officers during the Battle of the Bulge as they attempted to flee Germany. Before and after the War, he worked as a chemist and supervisor for The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, retiring with over 50 years of service. Martin B. Chapman is survived by his wife Elizabeth Marilyn Koch Chapman, their son Martin John Dean Bishop and daughter-in-law Theresa Chapman of Seekonk, Massachusetts, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A private wake will be held Saturday, 06 July, at 0900hrs at Neary Quinn Funeral Home,39 South St, Manasquan, NJ. A ceremony with full military honors will be held on morning of 09 August at Maple Grove Cemetary, Hackensack, NJ.
- Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2013
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September 23, 2013
You will always mean everything to me! I will never forget the great times we had together growing up in the summers in Manasquan. You were truly a hardworking man and an American hero. I learned a lot from you when I was young and use that in raising my children today. I will always remember you.
Larry & Lorna Pezza
July 14, 2013
Our sincere condolences go out to Mrs Chapman, Dean, Theresa and Grandchildren, for your loss of one of America's Greatest Generation. Although I only met Mr. Chapman once I consider him a Brother in Arms, a fellow combat veteran. May he rest in Peace, our prayers go out to him and his family.
Larry and Lorna Pezza (Cranston, RI)
July 9, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Martin Dean Chapman
July 8, 2013
Dad, You have been inspiration for as long as I remember. Your heroism during WWII inspired me to be the best that I could be in the Army and in life. You taught me never to surrender and accomplish the mission. I am what I am today because of you. You are gone from this earth, but my memories of you will last in me forever. I love you with all my heart. Your son, Dean
July 7, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. We hope that your family finds peace within your hearts knowing your Dad lived a full life. We will keep you in our prayers for your strength at this time of sadness. God Bless!
The Bunnell family. Ron, Joanne and Alyssa
July 7, 2013
My condolences to the Chapman family on the loss of their loved one.