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Leslie Reynolds Martin, Jr

Death 12 Apr 2016 (aged 94)
West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 161008988 · View Source
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Leslie Reynolds Martin, Jr., 94, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2016. He was the beloved husband of [his wife] for over 60 years.

He was born on March 24, 1922 and was the son of the late Leslie Reynolds Martin and the late Mary Noble Cooper. He was predeceased by his sisters Florence Newberry, Dorothy Leavenworth, and Bernice Pehl, and by his brothers Donald Martin and Warren Martin; he is survived by his sister. He was the loving father of six children and their spouses. He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Les grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School. He was in the Class of 1944 at Yale University, graduating a year early to serve in the Navy. He attended the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman School at Notre Dame University and graduated as an Officer of the U.S. Navy. He then attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and served in WWII in Kodiak, AK and the Aleutian Islands. After the Navy, he graduated from MIT with a Master of Science degree in Meteorology. He was an Officer of Aetna Life and Casualty, where he spent his entire 38-year career. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. After retirement he became a Certified Financial Planner and volunteered his services to others. He was an avid tennis player, golfer, exercise enthusiast, photographer, and gardener. He loved taking family vacations on Kingsbury Beach at Cape Cod for nearly 60 years. He was a very active member of First Baptist Church of West Hartford for 76 years.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held for family at Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, April 16. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of West Hartford, after which the family will receive friends and guests. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford, has care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of West Hartford Memorial Fund 90 North Main St. or the . For online condolences and directions please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 14, 2016




  • Created by: Lisa Christensen Petersen
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161008988
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Reynolds Martin, Jr (24 Mar 1922–12 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161008988, citing Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Christensen Petersen (contributor 48866469) .