August 14, 1915 ~ December 14, 2007
Remi Remont Martel 1915-2007
Martel, Remi Remont, Passed away on Friday December 14th at his home in Palos Verdes Estates. He was 92 years old. A loving father, grandfather, husband and friend. Remi was born August 14th, 1915 in Brussels Belgium. Remi's father was Paul-Jean Martel, a well-known post-impressionist painter. In 1923 Remi and his family immigrated to Philadelphia PA. He attended the Friends Select School (a Quaker School). In 1933 Remi Attended Penn State where he became a member of the "Mask and Wig Club" there he began his career as a professional dancer and choreographer. He was in the original "Oklahoma" and "Sleepy Hallow" where he met his wife, Carmen Gutierrez, who danced in the Original "West Side Story". They married in 1955 and toured the world with Ugo Taniatzi. Home was New York, New York. They started a very successful dress manufacturing business. After a few years, Carmen and gave birth to, Jean-Paul Martel and Maclovia Martel. Soon after they moved to Palos Verdes, California in 1971. He lived there until his passing. He will be missed so much by everyone who knew him.
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