HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy used part of his daily press briefing Friday to honor the life of Hamiltonian George Martin who recently passed away after battling COVID-19 (coronavirus).  He was recently predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Joyce Martin, who passed away from Alzheimer's Disease.  

In memorializing Martin, 89, of Hamilton Square, Murphy said "we thank him for his service to our nation, and we will keep him in our prayers."

Murphy noted that George Martin was a fixture in Hamilton having served on numerous Boards and Committees.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and later in the New Jersey Air National Guard. George graduated from Hamilton High School West, Class of 1949 and was employed with Globe Porcelain Company for nine years.  In 1959, he established Joseph Steinert & Company where he held the position of president until his retirement in 1995. 

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Among the numerous local Boards and groups that he served, George was past treasurer of the Hamilton Township Lions Club, longtime member of the Hamilton Township Rotary Club, and member of the American Legion Post #31 of Hamilton Township

His beloved wife Joyce, 85, passed away just weeks earlier after battling Alzheimer's Disease for many years.  She also graduated from Hamilton High School West. After several years in private industry, Joyce worked with her husband for 25 years at their family owned company including 10 years as the Vice-President and Secretary.

She, too, was active in numerous Hamilton organizations including the Hamilton Area YMCA, Nottingham Garden Club, and a past trustee of the Friends of Sayen Garden and House.

George and Joyce Martin leave a large family who live throughout New Jersey. 

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