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Algirdas Al Martinkus

August 22, 1932 February 22, 2015
Algirdas Al Martinkus
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Algirdas P.  ‘Al’ Martinkus, 82, passed away unexpectedly on February 22 in Crestview, Florida with his family by his side.  He was born on August 22, 1932 in Kaunas, Lithuania to Antanas and Ona Martinkus.  After surviving the German and Russian occupation of Lithuania, he immigrated to the United States when he was 17 and settled in Providence, R.I.  
Al, as he was known to all, enlisted in the US Army serving 5 years during the Korean War.  He completed medical and mountaineer survival training with the 61st Infantry, Medical Company at Fort Carson and Camp Hale, Colorado, became a US Citizen, and was a medic assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 3rd Howitzer Battalion, 17th Artillery in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany when he met his first wife, Eva Schmidt. 
After she passed in 1965, he raised their two children alone until he met his second wife, Eleanore A. Geary to whom he was happily married for 46 years.  
Al, an only child, was welcomed with open arms into Eleanore’s family--the Geary, Mauro, McLaughlin clans, with whom he enjoyed numerous family gatherings and good times. 
He graduated from Roger Williams College in 1973, earning an engineering degree while working full-time to provide for his family.  Over the years, he was an engineer for the B.I.F. Corp., the Bechtel Corp., and for a Newport RI defense contractor supporting the Sea Lance Missile Program.  He retired in 2007 from R.E. Erickson in Walpole Ma.
After Eleanore’s passing in 2013, he joined his daughter and family in Florida where he loved to ‘stick his toes in the water’  and to go cruising on the emerald green waters off the coast of Destin, ride on his golf cart, and spend time on the lake with his family and friends.
His family will forever cherish these precious moments and will long remember his great sense of humor, generosity, and love for life. We will miss you dearly, papa, and you will forever be in our hearts.
Al was preceded in death by his son Harry, all his brother and sister-in-laws, and two nephews. 
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lt Col (ret) Nancy and CMSgt (ret) John Walker, whom he affectionately referred to as his son; granddaughters Stephanie of Florida, and Kimberly and her fiancé Korey McDaniel of Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews; and his great neighborhood family on Tenth Street in Providence to whom he happily gave his snow blower.  He also leaves behind wonderful little grand doggies who made him smile and were forever at his side.
Al was a parishioner of St Raymond’s Church since 1958. His life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial and a funeral with full Military Honors in the spring when his ashes will be buried in Mount St. Mary’s cemetery with his sweetheart Eleanore, and his beloved son Harry.  Dad always said charity begins at home. With that in mind, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his honor to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of St Raymond’s Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence, R, 02904.  You may also perform random acts of kindness in his honor.

 His life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial and a funeral with full Military Honors in the spring when his ashes will be buried in Mount St. Mary’s cemetery with his sweetheart Eleanore, and his beloved son Harry.  Dad always said charity begins at home. With that in mind, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his honor to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of St Raymond’s Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence, R, 02904.  You may also perform random acts of kindness in his honor

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