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Obituary: Kenneth F. Martino, Sr.

Kenneth F. Martino, Sr., 88, of Orange, beloved husband of the late Janet Martino, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019. Born on April 20, 1931 in Woodbridge, he was the son of the late Francis and Annetinette Martino.

Ken graduated Yale University in 1953 with a BS in mechanical engineering. He served in the US Army as a lieutenant colonel for 38 years. Ken worked at Textron Lycoming for 42 years in research and development for gas turbine engines. In his spare time, he volunteered for the Orange Babe Ruth, was a member of the American Legion Post 127, became president of the Orange Little League, and was involved with the football and hockey programs. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Ken is survived by his sons, Kenneth F. (Patricia) Martino, Jr. and Gary Marino; grandsons, Kenneth III, Nicholas, William, Robert, and James Martino, siblings, Francis Pagliaro, Dorothy Martino, and Dr. Edward (Patricia) Martino; son-in-law, Michael Melsopp; and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Melsopp.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Infant Church.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Kidney Foundation at leave online condolences, please visit our website at


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