David Roy Martella
1939 — 2021
David Roy Martella, 82, of Salinas, CA passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 2 at his home in Woodsville, NH. David was born February 2, 1939, to Roy B and Winona (Hickey) Martella. He grew up farming in Salinas and was an All-State football player at Salinas Union High School before attending Utah State on scholarship. Following an injury his freshman year, he returned to the farm in Salinas and began a family. After several years, he started back in college at Cal Poly Technical Institute in San Luis Obispo then transferred to the University of Arizona. He later completed graduate studies in agricultural economics at Purdue, specializing in international trade economics. After...