Steve Martino

Nov. 26, 1957 - May 20, 2024

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Steve Martino passed away on May 20, 2024 in Bellingham, WA. Born in Inglewood, CA in 1957 to Joe and Barbara Martino, he is lovingly remembered by his family and friends, and is survived by his partner, Sharon; three children, Paul (Brooke), Ray (Allison), and Joe; two grandsons, Dean and Sal; former wife, Laurie; and sisters, Mary (Dan) and Carol. He is remembered for his 30 years as a firefighter for the city of San Diego. He retired after serving as Captain for the rescue team at Station 4. His contributions to training and safety left an impact on a generation of his peers, including his son Joe, who started as a probationary firefighter for the city of San Diego in 2023. Steve had a love of life that was filled with his many passions, including fine woodworking and furniture making, exploring the outdoors, a love of music, and sharing homemade meals with family and friends. Despite facing terminal cancer, his spark for life never diminished through the very end. Steve will be remembered for his humility and dedication to craftsmanship in all aspects of his life. Two celebrations of life will be held: Sat, July 13th Time and location TBD San Diego, CA Sun, August 11th 1-4 pm Rotary Shelter in Lake Padden Park Bellingham, WA Please check back regularly for details, or click the subscribe button. Donations can be made to the Whatcom Hospice House:


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