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Raymond David Martini
  • Coastside Adult Daycare Center
    645 Correas Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1962

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“Its been two years now, and I still think about you Ray! I hope your doing good Cathy Love Nina ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Nina Ross - SSF, CA

“Sometimes, when we go out on assignment, we meet unforgettable people. Ray Martini was one of those people. We covered his family's stories for a...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Deb Wong - Moss Beach, CA

“we go back many many many years ray. I will miss not seeing you at the Round Table. I'll miss all the stories you used to tell me. You were like...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Nina Ross - CA - friend

“I only met you once, but you were a huge influence on my wife Nina. Rest in peace and thank you for your service to our Nation ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Todd Ross

Ray Martini

Lifelong Coastside resident Raymond Martini passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Half Moon Bay. Ray was a very accomplished individual, a decorated Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, a successful businessman, and a community pillar. He flew in the European theatre during WWII, with over 50 missions, earning a number of medals for valor, including the Air Medal 11 Gold Leaf Clusters and a Distinguished Flying Cross. Recently he was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor for action over France. He flew Combat Air Patrol over Omaha Beach on D Day. Ray was one of twenty seven pilots that left the States to fly P-47's in Europe. They flew air cover for General Patton's Third Army advance through France. Of the twenty seven, Ray was one of the only nine to return. He was the last member of his original air group.
After the war, Ray started a very successful plumbing business in Half Moon Bay. Reliable Plumbing served the community for four decades. The company installed the plumbing in many of the homes and structures on the coast. He gave a number of young people their start in the business world.
Ray was an active member of the American Legion and the Half Moon Bay Gun Club.
Ray is survived by his wife, Cathy Martini, his son, Mark Martini, and his two sisters, Elaine Teixeira and Loretta Santini, his granddaughter Michelle Walker and two great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

Services will be Wednesday, March 12 - 5pm viewing at Miller Dutra Chapel, Rosary to follow at 7pm. The Funeral will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 13 at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church with a reception following at IDES Hall.