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Edward Martin, 97, Of Southport, Retired Society Editor, New York Times

Edward Martin
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SOUTHPORT, Conn. - Edward Martin of Southport died July. 28. He was 97.

Martin was born in the Bronx in 1916. He worked for the New York Times for over 40 years, starting as a copy boy in the 1930s and retiring as the Society editor in 1981. He covered graduations and weddings at the Military Academies of West Point and Annapolis. He spent 10 months as a military correspondent in the Far East during the closing days of World War II, accompanying General MacArthur into Japan for the Japanese surrender in 1945. He was a longtime resident of Southport.

Martin is survived by his daughter, Nanci Martin Smith, of Portsmouth, R.I.;, son, George Martin of Southport; three granddaughters; and two great grandsons. He was predeceased by his wife, Tess (Salvo) Martin; and sister, Olga Lavaty. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are in the care of the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road.

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