Born in Binghamton, New York, John resided in Plymouth, Massachusetts with his wife of 19 years. He was a former conservation expert, cab driver, chef, high school teacher and landscape business owner. John earned a degree in political science and American history from UMass- Boston in 1972. In 1985, he earned his teaching certificate at Southeastern University. John was well liked and eventually won an election for Selectman in his newly adopted hometown. He had many interests and talents, and was very active until he contracted Lyme while working outdoors.
Martini died July 24, 2005, after a devastatingly swift battle with Lyme disease.
* “He was a family guy, warm, caring and wonderful, and he made you feel very special.”- Michelle Turner