JOE ASA MARINER Sept. 3, 1923 – June 10, 2014
Joe Asa Mariner, 90, – soldier, scientist, musician, husband, and father – died peacefully at his home in Los Alamos, N.M., June 10, 2014, surrounded by family.
Mariner, who had lived in Los Alamos for 57 years, was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Jacksboro, Tenn., the son of George Washington Mariner and Nora Katherine Queener Mariner. He graduated from Jacksboro High School as valedictorian in 1941.
He was in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, during World War II, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines.