Jack O. Martino

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CHESAPEAKE—Jack O. Martino, 84, passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2015, with his wife, Priscilla, at his side.

Jack was born in Marion, Ohio, on Aug. 10, 1930, to the late Leo Edward and Dorothea Jane Martino. Also preceding him in death was his first wife Jean Clough; step-son, Vincent Roney; and grandchild, Alexandra O’Brien.

Jack graduated in 1948 from Lima Central High School in Lima, Ohio. He enlisted in the Air Force in the beginning of the Korean War in December, 1950. He was honorably discharged on September, 1954, and returned to college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1956. Jack worked for Burlington Industries for 17 years as vice president of Manufacturing (Division Manager) of Ribbon Division.

He lived and worked in Granby, Canada, Quebec for seven years where he served as president of Granby, Quebec Lions Club. He served on Board of Southampton Academy in Courtland, Virginia; served on vestry in Episcopal All Saints Church in South Hill, Virginia; served on the Southeastern Tidewater Private Industry Council from 1985 to 1996 with eight years as the vice chairman; and also served as a member of Suffolk Chapter of Barbershop – SPEBSQSA.

Jack worked for Narricot Industries for 31 years as vice president of Manufacturing from which he retired on Dec. 31, 2003.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 19 years, Priscilla Ann Wood Martino; children, Mark C. Martino, Derek J. Martino and Valerie L. O’Brien; step-children, Vicki L. Bishop and Vonda R. Roney; grandchildren, Kevin, Michael and Eric O’Brien; and step-grandchildren, Patrick and Katie Bishop.

Per Jack’s last wishes, friends, family and business associates are invited to an informal celebration of his life at the home of Bill and Vicki Bishop, 4136 Duke of Gloucester Drive in Chesapeake, on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family.