Robert Martelle, 76

R obert (Mike) Martelle passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2011 at home where he resided with his sister Shirley and her husband Clarence Gould, Sr., after a battle with lung cancer.

Robert was born September 30, 1935 in Wells, Vt., the son Frederick and Harriet (Whitney) Martelle.

He attended schools in Wells, Vt. He was employed working road construction for Rossi, Dailey. He was also employed at Danby Marble Quarry, and his last employment was working at Hill Top Slate, Middle Granville, NY for 23 years where he retired at age 62.

Robert enjoyed traveling. He traveled to Virginia with his sister Ella James, and New Mexico with Vera Kelley, he traveled to Las Vegas, New Orleans and several surrounding casinos with Shirley and Clarence Gould. He also traveled to Hawaii, and several trips to Florida with Clarence and Debbie Gould. Robert enjoyed hunting with Clarence, family and friends at the hunting camp. He also enjoyed skinning wire, and going to Devil’s Bowl Speedway with Clarence Jr. Robert loved his four wheeler, Gator and Kubota, and feeding the birds and squirrels.

Robert is survived by his siblings, three  brothers, Phillip Martelle and wife Patricia, Stanley Martelle and wife, Natalie, and Ernest Martelle. Also his four sisters, Rena Tardie, Thelma Hayes, Ella James and husband Laverne and Shirley Gould and husband Clarence. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick and Harriet Martelle, brothers Frederick Martelle and Morris Martelle and three sisters, Beatrice Durrum, Vera Kelley and Katherine Hadaway, and his nieces and nephews, Ronnie Kelley, Fred and Marvin Martelle, Keith and Terry Gould, Russell Martelle, Charles Marra, Adam Martelle, Rita Mary  and Lorraine Tardy.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Robert M King Funeral Home, Granville. Burial followed at the Wells Cemetery. Friends were able to call Friday, Oct. 14 at the funeral home.

Upon Robert’s request memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to The American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Those who honored Mike as bearers were Dan Wood, Steve Newton, Joe Sumner, Jeff Thompson, Ray Duquette Sr. and Don Mattison.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , ,

Scott refuses plea deal; case heading to trial

Tom Scott

By Krystle S. Morey Tom Scott is headed to trial. The former Granville mayor declined Tuesday to accept a misdemeanor […]

Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall […]

Scotties’ for sale – again

scotties (2)

By Krystle S. Morey Less than a year after being purchased and reopened, the mainstay of Granville’s Main Street – […]

VFW searching for veteran’s family

VFW (3)

By Krystle S. Morey A Granville veteran organization is attempting to return a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other memorabilia […]

Weekender – 07/14/17

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/14/17

Lakes_7_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 07/14/17

Northshire_7_14_17.pdf

North Country Freepress – 07/14/17

FreePress_7_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 07/14/17

Lakes_7_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 07/13/17

518 Wheels 7-10-17.pdf-web.pdf

Village parcel sparks angry debate at board meeting

Granville village board public comment

By Krystle S. Morey The status of a makeshift access road into the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off of North […]

Business-scamming ‘candy man’ hits area in broad scheme

akullian2

By Krystle S. Morey An alleged scammer claiming to be collecting coins for a children’s cancer charity placed phony donation […]