Arthur F. Martz, Jr., 95 of Princeton died on January 26, 2018 at Acorn Glen, Princeton.
Born at home, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, he was a long time resident of West Windsor and long time member of Saint Paul’s parish (both since 1962). He Attended De Lasalle Collegiate High School, Detroit, 1940; University of Detroit, BSEE 1948; University of Notre Dame, MSEE 1961; New Jersey PE 1972. Arthur served in World War II, serving honorably with the 308th Bombardment Group, China-Burma-India Theater; 1st Lieutenant (per Mr. Martz, at the end of the war rather than remain and be promoted, he chose to be “…promoted to civilian.”)
In the 1950’s he was employed by Holley Carburetor Company research department (jet engine controls; per Mr. Martz, he was “…responsible for the operation and maintenance of the first analog computer owned by an industrial concern.”), Chevrolet Aviation Engine Division (included work on the Corvette), Whirlpool Research Laboratories (wide-ranging electrical and acoustical systems development). Since 1962: RCA Astro-Electronics Division (satellite communications and imaging, and systems engineering). Mentor to new engineers. He holds five patents and was published in multiple publications and presentations.
He was a former member of West Windsor Lions club; volunteer Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic; regular blood contributor to Red Cross; usher at St. Paul’s and hospital visitor.
Husband of the late Dorothy Martz, Father of the late John E. Martz, he is survived by two sons, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
A final viewing will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.
Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am, St. Paul’s Church 216 Nassau Street.