High I. Martin, Navy personnel official

Hugh I. Martin, who worked for the Navy Department’s personnel office for many years, died Jan. 3 at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa. He was 92.

The cause was a heart attack, said his daughter, Pam Martin.

Mr. Martin began work in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in 1949 and became a deputy director of the Navy Enlisted Occupational Classification division. He retired in 1979.

Hugh Ingram Martin was a native of Newport News and graduated from high school in Farmington, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and foreign affairs from George Washington University in 1949.

He joined the Marine Corps at 17 and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant and received the Bronze Star.

Mr. Martin was a council commissioner in the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts and received one of scouting’s highest honors, the Silver Beaver Award.

He was a Rockville, Md., resident before moving to Chesapeake Beach, Md., in 1990 and to Lancaster in 2002.

His first marriage, to Margaret Davison, ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mary Jane Martin of Lancaster; two children from his first marriage, Neil Martin of Wellington, New Zealand, and Pam Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

— Samantha Raphelson