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Quentin E. Martin, 94, of Fort Mill, South Carolina and formerly of Liverpool, New York passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home.

Quennie was born March 20, 1920, attended Beaver Falls schools and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1937. He graduated from the Simons School of Embalming in Syracuse, NY and worked as a funeral director in Plattsburgh, NY. He retired from a career in sales.

Quennie was a US Army veteran of WW II and served as a medic with the 307th Airborne Medical Company, 82nd Airborne Division. He landed by glider in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and his unit fought in the campaigns of the Ardennes at the Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe, Normandy and Rhineland. Quennie was the recipient of numerous decorations, including the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Lowville Masonic Lodge, #134 and the Lowville American Legion #162. Quennie was also a member of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church.

Quennie was predeceased by his wife of 57 years Shirley Nuffer Martin, who passed away in 2003.

Surviving are his children, Christine Oblender of Lititz, PA, Stephen Martin of San Diego, CA, and Ann Martin of Athens, Greece; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Quennie is also survived by his companion of 9 years, Patricia Peta of Fort Mill, SC.

A calling hour will be held from 10-11 a.m on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. A funeral service with follow the calling hour at 11 a.m.

Committal Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Riverside Cemetery, Beaver Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Liverpool First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 604 Oswego Street, Liverpool, NY 13088, or the Lowville American Legion #162, 5383 Dayan Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

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