George died in Sacramento, CA after a long battle with heart disease, surrounded by his loving family, a gallant fighter to the end. He served in the USA Army with distinction for 26 years in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. After retiring he worked for CalTrans in Stockton and Sacramento. He attended Delta College, University of Pacific, and University of California, Davis. In his spare time, he enjoyed with gusto travel, golf, Scottish events, good books, and life in general. He was active in many organizations, notably the American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus and St. Andrews Society of Sacramento.
George is survived his wife, Linda; children: Carolyn Emanuel, Jean Scarbrough, George Martin, Jr., Eddie Martin and Gavin Martin as well as seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward, KIA in WWII and two children: Joan and Robert.
George will be greatly missed by his wife, his family and many friends. His spirit and memory will live on.
Burial will full military honors at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA on December 11, 2008. The family request that memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans.