Martin J. Mockler
Martin J. Mockler in Port Chester on April 9, 1922, son of Martin J. Mockler Jr. and Helen Terrance Mockler, he attended schools there. In Rye his family lived on Forrest Avenue and were members of the Church of the Resurrection.
Martin enlisted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a decorated Navy veteran of World War II. He married the former Ruth Mingo June 2, 1945
After the war Martin was employed by AT&T Corp. in White Plains for 20 years and also worked for the Walter C. Sykes store as a hardware manager.
Martin founded Martys Modular and Mobile Homes in Stephentown and started a mobile home park, known as Chuckle-berry Park, in North Stephentown. He was a member of the Stephentown Republican Town Committee, the Rensselaer County Republican Committee and the Board of Education for the Berlin Central School District.
Martin was a member and past president of the former Stephentown Kiwanis, served as a Little League manager and a Boy Scout master, and volunteered with the Stephentown Fire Department.
Martin held a captains license and, after his retirement, he and his wife took numerous trips up and down the East Coast in their boat, The Good Life. Their last trip was to Fort Myers in September 2001.
Martin J. Mockler III, 79, of Stephentown NY and Fort Myers, Fla., died Wednesday in Fort Myers after a short illness.
At the time of his death, besides his wife, he left two sons, James Mockler of Clarence and Douglas Mockler of Sand Lake; three daughters, Carol Maxon of Johnsonville, Joan Seakwood of New Lebanon and Claire Miraglia of Williamsburg, Mass.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
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