Martin Ellis “Marty” Naugle of Laurel, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Seaford Genesis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Harrison Samuel Naugle and Vivian Ellis Naugle.
Marty was a 1965 graduate of Delmar High School and attended the Jefferson School of Commerce in Salisbury. He worked for Delmarva Power from 1967 to 1970 before joining the Delaware State Police from which he retired as a sergeant in 1995 after having served for over 25 years. He was a graduate of the 32nd Academy Recruit Class. While with the State Police, he was assigned several duties including: road trooper for 12 years, the canine division for five years, drug enforcement and undercover officer enforcing narcotics violations, and with the Detective Licensing Bureau. He was placed in charge of the Canine Division for the State of Delaware for which he was responsible for the training of the dogs and handlers. With this assignment, he went to Germany where he was trained by the West German Police and was able to purchase European canines in order to start a breeding program for the Delaware State Police. Near the end of his career, he was assigned by the Attorney General’s office as a liaison between the State Police, Department of Justice and the Sussex County Judicial System.
After retirement, he worked as a deputy sheriff for Wicomico County in which some duties included serving as a court security officer and a bailiff. He also served in the US Army Reserves. He was a member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police, the Board of Education, Delmar School District and attended All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar and Nelson’s United Methodist Church in Hebron.
He was an assistant golf pro at Great Hope in Crisfield and Nassawango Country Club in Snow Hill, and then head golf pro at Wood Creek Golf Links in Delmar. He truly loved golf and was known as a great golfer in which he often played in golf tournaments representing the Delaware State Police and scored a hole-in-one, which is registered in Scotland. He won many championships over the years.
Marty was a 100 percent New York Yankees fan and University of Alabama fan. His idol was Mickey Mantle. He also liked the Washington Redskins and Chicago Blackhawks.
Marty is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Kathleen Eaton Naugle; four children, David (Dana) Naugle & their children Brooke and Camryn of Belair, Md., Gretchen (Matthew) Wallace & their children Payton & Colby Wallace, all of Princess Anne, Md., David Kermisch of Hansville, Wash. & his daughter Elora of Nanticoke, Md., and Julie Kermisch and her sons Ricky, Ian and Zach Williams of Citrus Springs, Fla.; a brother, Harry “Bunky” (Pat) Naugle of Delmar, Del.; his favorite mother-in-law, Carrie Eaton; a brother-in-law, Eric (Angie) Eaton of Salisbury and daughters Kaitlyn and Ali Eaton of Salisbury; two nephews, Mark (Jenni) Naugle & their children Gavin, Emily, and Averi and Keith (Lisa) Naugle & their children Hailey and Peyton, all of Delmar, Del.; a close friend of the family, Lisa Kermisch of Nanticoke, Md.; and his pet dog, “Gunnar.”
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. The Rev. Ken Athey, pastor of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, will officiate. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Martin E. Naugle Delmar High School Golf Scholarship Fund, in care of the Bank of Delmarva, 9550 Ocean Hwy., Delmar, MD 21875.
A special thank you to the staff of Seaford Genesis and VITAS Hospice exceptional care. The family expresses their deepest appreciation for the prayers, cards, visits and support during Marty’s time of illness.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.