Lerner, (Maj., USAF/Ret.) Martin ?Marty?, 85, of Windsor Locks, husband of Svetluse (Kramosilova) Lerner, died Saturday (July 5, 2008), at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pottstown, PA to the late A. Joseph and Minnie (Friedman) Lerner, Marty retired from the US Air Force as a major in 1968 after a long career. During WWII he served with the prestigious 305th Bomb Group. He also served during Korea, and Vietnam, and received numerous commendations for his years of service. Marty was a life member of several veterans groups, a Boy Scout leader in Bloomfield during the 1960s and 70s, and a member of the Hupmobile Club of America. Besides his wife he leaves his daughter Leslie Lerner and her husband Stanley Kasparewicz of Glastonbury; his daughter Lois Lerner her husband Michael Miles of Bethesda, Maryland; his step-daughter Dana Morales and her husband Hector; four grandchildren– Laura and Meredith Miles and Yvette and Stanley Morales; his sister Marie Herbst of Pottstown, PA and his sister Francis Miller of Keyser, WV. Marty was predeceased by his son A. Joseph Lerner; his grandson Michael A. Bonito; and his wife of 55 years Adeline (Kauffman) Lerner. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Phoenix Cancer Center for their care during Marty?s illness. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on August 8, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home and Community Health Services, Inc. Hospice Program, 101 Phoenix Ave., PO Box 1199, Enfield, CT 06083-1199. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Marty with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.