Martin U. Pellerin
January 7, 1923 - July 1, 2014
On September 30, 1944, Martin's grade changed from F1c to MM3c, effective January 1, 1944. There is no change in pay rate.
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A special service to honor the life of Martin (Pop) Ulric Pellerin, who passed away on July 1, 2014, will be held at the Bakersfield National Cemetery on July 18, 2014 at 10 am sharp!
This fine gentleman and an officer left us to serve his last tour of duty on a favorite ship somewhere on the oceans of the world! The two most notable ships served were the USS Hope and the USS Silverstein.
Born in Southern CA on January 7, 1923, Martin did most of his growing up in Avenal, CA. As a child he contracted polio; however, he never let it slow him down. Martin met his Sweetheart June in grade school and stayed close until High School graduation. Immediately after graduating High School Martin joined the Navy and served her well with dedication and integrity for 30 years. He served on tours all over the Pacific Ocean in WWII, Korean, and Vietnam wars and for many years was stationed in Hawaii, one of his favorite places on earth. Retiring in 1972, he reconnected and married the love of his life, June. Martin was left with over 40 years to enjoy the fruits of his labor and spend every minute with his bride. Once married, Martin and June chose to live in Bakersfield where he worked for Memorial Hospital for approximately 15 years. Martin and June loved cruising, camping, theatre, and travel of any kind.
Martin was preceded in death by his brother Donald, two sisters, Ione and Shirley, as well as two beloved Sons, Marty and Steven. Martin leaves behind his Sweetheart, Kathleen "June", his Son Bruce Pellerin of Long Beach, Step Daughters Sheri McCombs and her husband Gary of Pocatello, Idaho, Tisa McCombs of Sun Valley Idaho, Step sons Rob McCombs and his wife Diana of Bakersfield and Matthew McCombs of Kauai, Hawaii.
A special thank you to Judy Flint (Martin's Sister-in-law) for taking such wonderful care of him in his final months and days. We also need to mention the kind and gentle care Martin received from Mercy hospital nurses, Mercy Home Health Care, and Mercy Hospice. You were the angels we needed.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the SPCA as Martin also left behind his little doggies, Lola and Annie.