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John Nicholas Martini

January 6, 1925 April 23, 2019
John Nicholas Martini
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Obituary for John Nicholas Martini

John Nicholas Martini, Sr.
Of Grayslake

Martini, John Nicholas, Sr., Age 94. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Meehan), his wife of 73+ years. Loving father of Jay (Debbie), Rick (Michele), Phil (Mike) and Steve (Daisy). Proud grandfather of Annie, Madeline, Andrew & Nicole (Jordan). Proud great-grandpa of Lila. Dear brother of the late Clara (the late Gene), the late Ralph (the late Evelyn), Eleanor (the late Ed) and Patricia (the late Donald).

John was born January 6, 1925, in Woburn, MA, and graduated Woburn High School. He served his country admirably in World War II, flying in the United States Naval Air Forces in the European theater for 51 missions in 1944-1945, then another 20 years in the U.S. Naval Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His career in the fruit & vegetable industry spanned nearly 40 years, working as a broker for C.H. Robinson Co. in Boston before moving and opening up a branch office of CHR in Chicago in 1953, then founding Martini, Inc. in 1973.

Besides his family, his passions were golf & ice hockey. On the course, he recorded nine holes-in-one while sporting a single digit handicap well into his 60’s and played upwards of 200 rounds a year between his home course at Glenview Naval Air Station GC, MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL, and Pease AFB in Portsmouth, NH. After playing some semipro hockey in Boston & Chicago, he became an in-demand youth & high school referee in Chicago's north suburbs and continued skating into his senior years as well. John also loved music, playing piano all his life, and sang in barbershop quartets throughout his young & middle age.

Visitation from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Interment Ft. Sheridan Cemetery, Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Manduria (Italy) Park Tree Dedication for 450th Veterans Group, Anna Rita Morleo, Via C. Demitri, N. 42, 74024 Manduria Taranto Italy.

Funeral information and condolences www.GlueckertFH.com <http://www.glueckertfh.com/> or (847) 253-0168.


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Visitation

Monday

29

Apr

10:00 AM 4/29/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

29

Apr

11:00 AM 4/29/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 4/29/2019 11:30:00 AM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Sheridan Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vatner Road
Fort Sheridan, IL 60037

Vatner Road Fort Sheridan 60037 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Manduria (Italy) Park Tree Dedication for 450th Veterans Group

Anna Rita Morleo
Via C. Demitri, N. 42
74024 Manduria, Taranto Italy
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