CAMDEN – Stuart Huxley Martin, M.D., 84, after several years of declin-ing health, died peacefully Mon-day, March 30, 2009, with his family by his side, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Augusta. He was born June 18, 1924, in Worcester, Mass., to Donald Stuart Martin and Rose Juul (Moren) Martin. Stuart was a Horace Mann Scholar and valedictorian of South High School, Class of 1941, graduating in the same class as his future wife, Evelyn. He attended Holy Cross College and Clark University, with a full U.S. Navy World War II-era V-12 scholarship, graduating from Clark in 1944. The Navy then sent him on full scholarship to Tufts Medical School, Boston, where he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1948. In June 1946, at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Quinsigamond Village, Stuart married his childhood sweetheart, Evelyn Elizabeth Nelson. After serving his internship and residency at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass., Stuart was called to Navy active duty at the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He always considered himself fortunate to have been first assigned as the district medical officer on Yap Island in the Pacific’s Caroline Islands, then a United Nations Trust Territory. While there, Lt. Martin delivered more than 400 Yapese babies. Throughout the next 20 years, Dr. Martin served at many different Naval hospitals from Oakland, Calif., to Ponape Island in the Pacific; Taipei, Taiwan; Bremerton, Wash., to Memphis, Tenn. From Memphis, Tenn., in summer 1967 the Navy sent him on an unaccompanied tour to the Republic of Vietnam. Arriving at the 850-bed Da Nang Naval Support Station Hospital, Capt. Martin was appointed hospital executive officer and chief of medicine. In January 1968 the famous Viet Cong Tet Offensive exploded in the news. After a month of fighting, more than 2,000 U.S. Marine and allied casualties were cared for at Da Nang Naval Hospital. In recognition of its outstanding performance during the Tet Offensive, Dr. Martin’s hospital received the Navy Unit Commendation medal. After his year in Vietnam, Dr. Martin began his three-year “twilight tour” at the U.S. Naval Academy hospital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from the Navy in August 1971 and moved to Maine with his large family. Capt. Martin had a private practice at Camden Community Hospital from 1971 to 1981. He specialized in internal medicine/geriatrics and was known to make house calls. After finally retiring from medicine, Dr. Martin devoted his free time to community volunteer work serving as a Camden town selectman from 1983 to 1986. He was a longtime member of Congregational Church of Camden, where he sang bass in the choir for many years. He was also a 38-year active member and past president of Camden Lions Club. He was predeceased by his parents; and his only sibling, his younger sister, Hazel Rose Juul Martin, who passed away in 2007. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Elizabeth Martin of Camden; a son, Peter H. Martin and his wife, Karen E. Martin, of Camden; daughters, Suzanne Martin Gramly and her husband, Richard M. Gramly, Ph.D., of North Andover, Mass., Deborah Martin and her husband, Col. Robert C. McFetridge, of Centreville, Va., Sara Martin and her husband, Elliott Jacobowitz, of Andover, Mass., and Nancy O’Reilly and her husband, Jeff O’Reilly, of Acworth, Ga.; eight granddaughters, Lauren, Heather, Christina, Candace, Kelly, Morgan, Jessi and Erin; two grandsons, Richard and Kenneth; and one great-granddaughter, Amelia. The family extends a special note of thanks to the nurses, social workers and certified nurses’ assistants at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Augusta, for their compassion and exemplary care during Stuart’s two-year stay there. Relatives, friends and former patients of Stuart are invited to a memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St., Camden. Immediately after the service, everyone is invited to a catered reception at Camden Lions Club. Gifts in his memory may be made to Camden Lions Club, P.O. Box 235, Rockport, ME 04856 or Camden Area District Nursing Association, 108 Elm St., Camden, ME 04843. Funeral arrangements by Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.