William A. Martens
unknown - April 12, 2013
William A. Martens, 95, of Otisco Lake, passed on to heaven on Friday, April 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Helene (Flora); his loving children, Elaine of Raleigh, NC, Michele (Jerry) of Peoria, AZ, Diane (Reg) of Phoenix, AZ, and William J. (Heather) of Otisco Lake; and grandson Aaron Martens (Megan) of Phoenix, AZ.
Bill was the original owner of the Otisco Lake Marina and retired as a General Foreman from Carrier Corporation after 35 years of employment. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, reader, historian and poker player. He was a member of the Moose Club, and Charter member of the Amber Fire Department. Bill proudly served in the CCCs and in the U.S. Fifth Army during WWII and fought through North Africa and Italy. He had a passion for antique cars and was frequently seen driving his 1929 Model A Ford along the lake road. Bill will be fondly remembered for his work ethic, sense of humor, charisma and great love of family and country. He will be dearly missed.
A calling hour was 11 to 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Ryan Funeral Home, Marcellus. Burial service followed at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse.