Obituary: Jack Edward Martie, 83, formerly of Trumbull
Jack Edward Martie, 83, of Georgetown, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 10th in Denver, Colorado, after a brief illness. Just last August, his loving wife of 58 years, Sue, passed from his life, and he joins her again now.
Jack, one of three children born to Willard and Julia Martie of Mokena, Illinois, is predeceased by his twin sister, Mrs. Joanne Marshall, and is survived by his younger sister, Mrs. Barbara Brodersen, of Munster, Indiana. He also leaves two sons and their wives, John and Donna Martie, of Littleton, Colorado and Charles and Katherine Martie, of East Haddam, Connecticut. He also leaves five grandchildren: Christopher and his wife, Sveta, Amanda, and Susanne, all of Denver, and Baker and Caleb, of Lexington, Kentucky. His life was also blessed by his great-grandson, Oliver.
Jack was born in Joliet, Illinois and raised in Mokena, a small town that held many fond memories for him. He served in the U.S. Army and took part in the nuclear testing program in Nevada in the early fifties. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Millikin University and an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. He worked for most of his career at Universal Oil Products, first as a chemist in Des Plaines, Illinois, and later, as Vice President of Marketing for UOP Air Correction in Darien, Connecticut.
He and Sue lived in Trumbull, Connecticut for 35 years where they raised their two sons. They retired to Georgetown, Kentucky, where they were blessed by wonderful friends and neighbors.
Throughout his life, Jack loved basketball, playing on teams in high school, junior college, in the Army, and at UOP. He also loved to play golf, particularly at Hillandale CC in Trumbull, Brownson in Huntington, CT, and at Cherry Blossom in Georgetown.
He cherished the times he could play with his family after work and in particular, with his sons in various Father/Son events. He also loved to fish the lakes of Wisconsin and hunt pheasant, quail, and geese. An avid Chicago Cubs fan, he delighted in watching them play despite never having seen them win a World Series. He also loved college basketball, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls.
There will be a private, family memorial ceremony at a future date.