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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

Martin well-respected throughout community


Last updated 2/16/2018 at 6:35pm

older couple

Enjoying a day at the park are Dode Martin (class of '43), front left, and Margaret Story Edmondson ('61). The picnic was hosted by the Fallbrook Alumni Association, Oct. 19, 2014. While Martin is a well-known name in racing and motor performance, he was a dedicated Fallbrookian.

Saturday's celebration of life for Dode Martin will bring together those who knew him from his racing activity and those who knew him through his community activities.

Martin, who was 92 when he passed away Feb. 1, had lived in Fallbrook most of his life but was nationally-known for his drag racing cars. In many cases those who knew Martin from drag racing and later moved to Fallbrook would know Martin for what he did beyond his automotive interests.

"The community lost a great leader. He was very much involved in Fallbrook, not just cars," said John Raifsnider, who moved to Martin's neighb...

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