Martin Joseph Tullio, a 19-year resident of Enumclaw, died Oct. 19, 2015, at his home. He was 85.
He was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Trinidad, Colo. He was a member of A Company, 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division and went with his unit from Japan to Korea during the first week of fighting in that war in July 1950. He was captured and spent more than 37 months as a prisoner of war, held by both North Korea and, later, the Chinese Army. During that time he was a survivor of the Tiger Death March.
He was a retired construction worker who lived in Southern California prior to moving to Enumclaw. His hobbies included creative metal sculpture, gardening, camping with his family and traveling. He was actively involved in working with the Plateau Outreach Ministries, specifically The Food Bank.
He is survived by wife CarolRae Tullio; children Teresa Tullio, Matthew Tullio, Laura Tullio, Rachael Tullio, Chris Tullio, Gregory Tullio and Andrea Tullio; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to the American Heart Association or The American Lung Association in his name.
Services are planned for Nov. 13 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw, with a rosary being recited at 9 a.m. and funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall and graveside services at Tahoma National Cemetery will be at 2.30 p.m.
Services are directed by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.