Robert J. Martin
Date of Birth:  May 19, 1921
Date of Death:  June 25, 2008

  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Monday, June 30, 2008   3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church  
  • 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 210     View Map
  • Tuesday July 1 ,2008   11:00 AM
  • Crownsville Veterans Cemetery  
  • 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032     View Map
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008   1:00 PM

    Robert Joseph Martin, 87, a resident of Glen Burnie for 48 years, died June 25, 2008 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

    Mr. Martin was born May 19, 1921 in Bernardston, Mass., to the late Ora and Grace martin. After graduating from Powers Institute he joined the Navy in 1939. He was present at the meeting of President Roosevelt and Churchill aboard the Price of Wales in 1941. As Chief Firecontrolman, he operated the secret, first generation computer, the MARK I, aboard the USS Shannon, and participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It was the first American ship to enter Sasebo Harbor, japan.

    He taught ROTC at Cornell and Yale Universities after the war and retired from the Navy in 1960. He was an electronics inspector at Westinghouse for 23 years.

    He married Mildred Hammond in 1943. She preceded him in death in 2007, after a 64 year marriage.

    His hobbies were genealogy, radio controlled model airplanes, and caring for his dogs. He was a member of the General Society of mayflower Descendants, the Maryland Mayflower Society, the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society, the Moose, the American Legion, and the Fleet Reserve.

    Survivors include two daughters, Carol Broderick of Glen Burnie, and Marilyn Keen of Pasadena as well as five grandchildren.

    Family and friends may visit at Stallings Funeral Home PA on Monday June 30 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A mass of christian burial will be offered on Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD