MARTSCHINK, JR., John Entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by family, on the evening of October 3, 2005, John Henry Martschink, Jr., husband of Mary Parler Martschink. Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Martschink, Jr. are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Thursday, October 6, 2005 at eleven o’clock in Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Wednesday between five and seven o’clock. Mr. Martschink, Jr. was born May 8, 1922 in Charleston, SC, the son of John Henry Martschink, Sr. and Maybelle Tharp Martschink. He graduated from The High School of Charleston and The Citadel, Class of 1950 with a Degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a Past Master and Lifetime Member of Franklin Lodge #96 A.F.M., The York Rite, Past High Priest #1 R.A.M., Past Illustrious Enoch Council #1 R.N.S. Masters, Past Commander of SC Commandery, Past Most Illustrious Grand Master Grand Council Royal and Select Mastery of South Carolina. Mr. Martschink, Jr. was also a member of Deutscher Bruderliche Bund and The Charleston Exchange Club. He was a Life Sponsor of Knights Templar Eye Foundation. He retired as a Civil Engineer with The Naval Facilities Engineer Command. He is survived by his wife of Charleston, SC; three daughters: Cheryl Leonard and her husband Gary, Mary McCall and her husband Richard, and Joan Foster and her husband John all of Charleston, SC; one son: John H. Martschink, III of Charleston, SC; one sister: Loris Mims of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren: Callie Cordray, Jennie Leonard, Josh Foster, Ben Foster and Buckley McCall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 273 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or to The National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 10/5/2005.
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