MARTIN, Joseph P.
Joseph P. Martino, 91, of Sidney, Ohio, died Friday, July 29, 2022 at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. He was born on July 16, 1931 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Anna (Kubina) Martino.
Joseph is survived by his wife Nancy, his children Theresa Martino, Anthony Martino and Michael Martino, and his stepchildren Kate Boyle, Robert Darrow, Barbara Haley, Chad McCoy, Paula Miller, Mary Smith, Christy Sprecco, Lisa Yamin and George . McCoy.
Joseph attended elementary and high school in Howland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1953, with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a commission in the US Air Force. He went on to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a doctorate in mathematics from The Ohio State University. After graduating from Miami, he entered active duty in the Air Force. Joseph served in the Air Force for 22 years. His duty stations included Air Force research labs across the United States and a tour of duty in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Joseph retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel in 1975. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined the University of Dayton Research Institute as a research scientist and worked there for 18 years until his retirement from university. While stationed in Dayton in 1957, he met and married the former Mary Lou Bouquot of Sidney. They had three children and their marriage lasted thirty years, until her death in 1988. When Mary Lou’s family home became available on the death of her aunt Lucille Clem, they bought it and moved to Sidney in 1982. Joseph served in Shelby County. Republican Central Committee and was elected for two terms as Chairman of the Central Committee. He spent two semesters as a visiting professor at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a visiting researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria, as well as at the Technological Research Institute of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil. In 2000, Joseph married the former Nancy McCoy, of Anza California. They resided in Sidney, Ohio after the marriage. Joseph was the author of more than a dozen articles in technical journals and two engineering books. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was elected an associate member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He was also the author of a murder mystery and numerous stories in science fiction magazines.
A Requeim Mass will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church at 140 S. Findlay St. Dayton, Ohio 45403 with Fr. George Gabet. Interment will be at 4:00 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, with full military honors. Friends may call Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. Online condolences can be left with the Martino family at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shelby County Right to Life or the Engineers Club of Dayton. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is honored to care for the Martino family.