Joseph L. Marts of Bremerton, WA, passed away on April 10, 2010.
He was born to William H. and Hazel Marts on Sept. 17, 1933. He graduated from Yakima Senior High School. On June 10, 1956, he married Margaret Chavers. Joseph worked as a Rigger and Nuclear Crane Operator at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he retired after 30 years.
Joe was a musician and singer/song writer. He performed at V.F.W., Sons of Norway, and several other places with his band, Metros. During his life, Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, traveling to different countries and states. He played for dances, benefits, weddings, funerals and churches. Making people happy with his music was one of his many joys and loves.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; son, Michael; daughter, Lorna Zabel; grandson, Zachary Zabel; brothers, John, Robert and Thomas Marts; sisters, Janell Reese and Judy Stewart and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers James E. and William L. Marts.
Visitation will be held at Lewis Funeral Chapel Wed. April 14, 2010 until Fri. April 16, 2010 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Graveside services will be at West Hills Cemetery in Yakima, WA on Sat. April 17, 2010 at 2 p.m.