Chester L. Martin, 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Silver Spring, Md., passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
He was the youngest son of Magnus Richard Martin and Bessie Porter Martin, of Veblen, S.D.
Chester graduated from Oak Park Academy in Nevada, Iowa in 1937. He attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb., Madison College in Madison, Tenn., and University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Chester retired in 1983, after 25 years, in the printing business at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Md., and the Review and Herald Publishing Assoc., in Hagerstown, Md., both affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist denomination. He and his wife moved to Port Charlotte in 1984, to enjoy their retirement. Chester was an avid golfer, and enjoyed flying model airplanes, skiing, and boating, as well as an active member of the Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Chester is survived by his wife of 72 years, Camilla Bochek Martin; daughter, Sharon F. Dickson-Kadel of Sarasota, Fla.; grandsons, William (Patty) H. Dickson II of Greer, S.C., Andrew (Julia) D. Dickson of Cheltenham, England, Alexander (Melissa) M. Dickson of Sarasota and their families; six great-grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother, Francis Martin of Avon Park, Fla., and sister, Grace Smith of Orlando, Fla., as well as his daughter, Dr. Frances Kaye Martin of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Seven Day Adventist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Port Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2036 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980 in his honor.
Arrangements are by National Cremation of Port Charlotte.