Dale Hamilton Martin, 81, of Salisbury, MD, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Wallace Hamilton Martin and Dorothy Duffin Martin. Dale grew up in Fairfax County, VA, attended Fairfax County public schools and received a Pharmaceutical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University). After graduating, he served in the Army for four years as a pharmacist at a medical facility in Arlington, VA. After leaving the Army, he served the communities of Manassas and Manassas Park, VA, as a pharmacist for forty-nine years, first at Drug Fair and later at Rite Aid upon their acquisition of Drug Fair. Upon his retirement in 2005, he moved to Salisbury, MD. He became a member, and served on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Radio Control Society, Inc. where he continued to enjoy building and flying model airplanes as he had done throughout his life. His many hobbies included Civil War history, traveling, genealogy, playing the guitar and keyboard, and boating and fishing.
He was predeceased by wife Helga Ingrid Martin in 2013, and by wife Ann Proctor Martin in 1991. His first marriage to Raedelle Ebhardt Martin ended in divorce. He is survived by sons, Jerry Setser, and Donald Simmons and his wife, Gloria; a sister, Barbara Martin Thacker; grandchildren Jerritt Setser, Timothy Goodspeed, Victoria Goodspeed, Adam Heflin, Courtney Watson Anthony Simmons, Christina Simmons, William Garner, Teddy Cole; 13 great-grandchildren; three nieces, Lisa Thacker-Falla, Kerry Ludolph, Andrea Brubaker; a nephew, Brian Thacker; seven grandnephews and one grandniece; his dog, Lady, and his cat, Pumpkin.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury, MD, where friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Reverend Carlo Leto will officiate. Interment will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, MD.
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