62 ans de sobriété active

Publié le par kreizker

We lost another piece of AA history linking us to the founders. Paul Martin, 87 years old and 62 years sober.
His sponsor was Tom Powers (died in 2005 at 93) who helped Bill Wilson edit and publish the 12x12.


DATE DE SOBRIETE : 15 AOÛT 1947

Below is an official obituary that was in a local paper (27 octobre 2009)


Paul W. Martin, age 87, of Bethlehem Woods, LaGrange Park, Illinois, formerly of Riverside for 42 years. A Veteran U.S. Navy Pilot during WW II, (survivors deleted). Paul had many accomplishments in life as a successful Journalist. He wrote articles for numerous publications including the Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine, Christian Century, The Grapevine, The Lion (a publication of the Lions Club). He wrote two books on the history of the Lions Clubs, the first We Serve and the second Lions Clubs in the 21st Century. He spoke Spanish fluently and traveled widely, including trips to Mexico and South America and Russia. A Health and Science writer, he hosted his own television show, was a professional wrestler and boxer, and was a true sportsman. He worked in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska in the 1950's, on the Dew Line radar warning system . In the Navy he catapulted, in observation planes, off of battle Ships. He had a great sense of humor and always had a joke. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Riverside Twp. Lions Club, Hadley School for the Blind and St. Thomas Hospice appreciated.


Livre de condoléances dans Legacy.com (Chicago Tribune) en ligne jusqu'au 27 octobre 2010 
 :   link


Thanks to Skip W. ("gratitude" group, pensacola, floride /  House at Methodist Church. 1988 Pauline St, Gonzalez O/SS), for this info.

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