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Richard Martin

December 7, 1926 November 8, 2012
Richard Martin
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Obituary for Richard Martin

Richard L. Martin, 85, of West Alexander (Donegal Twp.), Pa., died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the Washington County Health Center, Washington, Pa., surrounded by his loving family.He was born December 7, 1926, in Donegal Twp. Washington Co, Pa. a son of the late James Elmer and Mildred Sutherland Martin and had resided on the family farm all his life.Mr. Martin was a 1944 graduate of the former Claysville High School.He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a seaman first class aboard the USS LST 372 and was awarded the Pacific and American Theater ribbons and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Martin was a member of the Claysville American Legion Post 639, the Washington Elks Lodge and the former Claysville Grange 1510.He was an employee of the former Holiday Construction Co. in Washington and was the owner/operator of school buses in the McGuffey School District from 1961 until 1969 and was last employed as the District Magistrate in Donegal Twp. for sixteen years prior to retiring in 1989.Mr. Martin and his wife enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling as long as his health permitted.On August 20, 1949 he married Roberta A. Moorehead who survives.Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Richard L. Martin, Jr., husband of Tammy Martin of West Alexander; two daughters, Gloria, wife of Michael Kovach of West Chester, Ohio and Janet, wife of Allen Indermuhle of Sardis, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; his extended family, sister-in-law, Becky, wife of Dwight Hunter of West Alexander and brother-in-law, Sonny, husband of Fran Moorehead of Washington and brother-in-law, John Weimer of Morgantown, W.Va. Deceased in addition to his parents is his sister, Ruby Martin Hinds.He was the last of his immediate family.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Claysville U.M. Church, 1279 Rt. 40 West, Box 446, Claysville, Pa. 15323.


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