Obituary: David J. Martin Sr., 77, retired Trumbull Police detective

David J. Martin Sr., 77, of Oxford, formerly of Trumbull, retired detective for the Trumbull Police Department, husband of  Dell (Duda) Martin, died Aug. 27, in St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Born and raised in Bridgeport on Feb. 25, 1939, son of the late James (Val) and Mary Mulligan Martin; U.S. Marine Corps.

Besides his wife, survivors include children, Dr. David J. Martin and his wife, Lauren-Manjoney Martin of Easton, Darlene Ferris and her husband, Kevin of Trumbull, Dawn Hersch and her husband, Rich of Monroe and Dan Martin and his wife, Tina Christo-Martin of Milford, 12  grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services: Saturday, Sept. 3, 9 a.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, and 10 a.m., in Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull. Burial will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield. Visiting hours: Friday, 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of donations, those desiring may honor Dave’s memory with flowers.