Carmine S. “Gig” Martinelli

Carmine S. “Gig” Mar-tinelli, 85, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (Sept, 25, 2013). He was the youngest son of Frank and Minnie Martinelli. He was born on Oct. 24, 1927 in Yonkers, N.Y.

The family moved to Jamestown from Yonkers in 1942. He started work at Chautauqua County Highway Department and then worked at Steel Partitions in Falconer. He then became a carpenter and worked on many construction projects in the area. He was co-owner of a Gulf Economy Station on East Second Street in Jamestown, after which he founded the Overhead Door Company of Jamestown.

He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting fishing, golfing and gardening. He traveled extensively in-cluding moose hunting and fishing in Canada, and the Arctic Circle. He hunted pheasant in Nebraska, elk in Montana, and antelope in Wyoming. He also enjoyed deep sea fishing in New Jersey. He and his wife of 63 years enjoyed leisure travel to Italy, Hawaii, and Provodenciales in the British West Indies. He loved his dogs, especially his “little girl,” Scamper.

He was a lifetime member of the Falconer Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of Moonbrook Country Club and the Southern Tier Builders Association.

Surviving are his wife, Matilda (Stefanelli) Martinelli; a daughter, Suzanne Howard; son, Stanley (Susan) Martinelli; two grandchildren: Suazanne Marie and husband, Justine Pool of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Gian Martinelli of Jamestown. Also surviving is his brother, Frank Martinelli of VanBuren Point, Dunkirk.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alma Santa Maria; and brother, Nicholas Martinelli.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish. The Rev. Dennis Mende, pastor of Holy Apostles Parish, will be celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the memorial Mass Monday in the church.

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