John J. Martel
- Born: 28 Jun 1927, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
- Marriage: Dorothy Ann Roos in 1952
- Died: 18 Sep 2005 at age 78
John graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1947, and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Roos in 1952. John owned and operated Sun-Ra Elevator Company until he retired. Later he managed Martel Liquors, where he dispensed humor by the barrel, but will probably most be remembered for the lives he touched in the area's youth sports programs, as a player, coach, referee, and mentor. His passion for "the game" was displayed in everything he did, be it his sports, his life, or his faith.
John married Dorothy Ann Roos, daughter of Walter Michael Roos and Catherine May Gilliford, in 1952. (Dorothy Ann Roos was born on 26 Jan 1931 and died on 28 Apr 1997.)