American Veteran 04

Martin Aimanovich, Jr

December 14, 1943 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 77)


On September 6, 2021 at 10:17 PM Martin Aimanovich, son of the late Martin and Eleanor Aimanovich, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He walked into God’s Kingdom in the company of his oldest son, Mark Aimanovich who passed in 2005.

Marty was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Marty served his country with the 8th Air Force in the Strategic Air Command during the Vietnam Conflict and Cuban Missile Crisis. He left the Air Force to continue his service to his country in the great Space Race against the Soviet Union. Marty worked as a government contractor for NASA, working first on NASA’s Dinosaur Project followed by the Apollo Missions, and finally the Space Shuttle program. During Marty’s time at NASA he also worked on several Air Force projects that included the XB70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber, SR71 Black-Bird, F15 Eagle, F16 Falcon, F18 Hornet, F18 Super Hornet, and the V-22 Osprey. After leaving NASA Martin continued his contracting work with other government contractors developing quiet drives for nuclear submarines.  He helped develop weaponry systems including the Anti Armor systems for the Abrams Tank, the Bunker Buster bomb and the new railgun system.   Prior to his retirement in 2004, his final project was working on the Amraam Missile system. 

Retirement afforded him the opportunity to instruct at Embry Riddle’s UAV program.  He loved to build and fly RC airplanes along with working on small engineering projects. His favorite times were those filled with laughter and family created chaos.  The louder the house, the happier he was. 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra Carvalho Aimanovich, daughters Sandra Kigerl and her husband David, Sarah Wiley and husband Mark and son Matthew Aimanovich.  He has eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Marty is survived by his sister Agnes Robarge of Belchertown, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his brother John Aimanovich and his sister Josephine Blunsden.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Memorial Mass
September 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
1200 Valparaiso Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578

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