OBITUARY: Jack Martin – 90, Passes Away, Worked on Minuteman, Redstone, Mercury, Saturn and Space Shuttle

Jack retired from NASA as Management Information Specialist at KSC in 1999

Maurice (Jack) Martin, 90, passed away on May 8, 2022, in Titusville. Jack retired from NASA as a Management Information Specialist at Kennedy Space Center in 1999, having worked on the Minuteman, Redstone, Mercury, Saturn and Space Shuttle projects.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Maurice (Jack) Martin, 90, passed away on May 8, 2022, in Titusville. 

Jack is lovingly remembered by his son David Martin and family Susan (wife), William (son), and Laura (daughter); His daughter Margaret Hargis and family Greg (husband), Steven (son), and Eric (Son); Son-in-law Michael Stinson and family, daughter Jeanna Coughlin and her husband Shawn Coughlin; son David Stinson and Renee Beukenkamp.

Jack was predeceased by his loving parents Morrie and Margaret Martin, wife Eugenia Wilson Martin, daughter Holly Stinson, grandson Michael Stinson Jr., brother Ronnie Martin and sister Susan Vermeulen

After graduating from Fairport NY High School in 1950 he joined the U.S. Navy and served with an air wing as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He then started as a technician with GE in Rochester NY and was transferred to Patrick AF base in 1958.

While working with GE he attended Rollins College to get his EE. After a few company name changes, he took a job with NASA as an Electrical Engineer.

Jack retired from NASA as a Management Information Specialist at Kennedy Space Center in 1999, having worked on the Minuteman, Redstone, Mercury, Saturn and Space Shuttle projects.

In his youth, he was an Eagle Boy Scout. As a father, he was a Scoutmaster for troop 370 at First Presbyterian of Titusville. He was also a little league manager for the Dodgers of Titusville in the 1967 to 1969 timeframe.

He attended Park Avenue Baptist and was a long-standing member of the choir until attending church became too difficult. Jack and Jean loved going on the Lynx bus trips with PAB, traveling across the U.S. Jack was a long-time volunteer at the Space Walk of Fame Museum and Saturn 5 display at KSC.

There was a graveside service on May 13, at Brevard Memorial in Cocoa.

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