William Martin

Born: Wed., Nov. 24, 1920
Died: Tue., Jun. 25, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 27, 2019
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 28, 2019
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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William L. Martin, “Bill”, 98, formally of 20 Melody Lane Russell, PA passed away at Warren Manor on June 25, 2019. Bill was born in Pinegrove Township on November 24, 1920, son of the Clarence and Lillie (Herrick) Martin. Graduating from Russell High School in 1939. Bill was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church all his life. Bill will rest in his grave until the second coming of the Lord and Savior. He was in the U.S. Army in 1942. Basic trading in St. Petersburg, FL and then assigned to the Air Force Hospital at Biloxi, MS. Bill had been active his entire life with the community. He played baseball with the Russell Merchants, managed Hot Stove, American Legion, Russell Merchants Penn-NY league baseball, Mosher Milling of Lottsville softball. He was active in the Russell Volunteer Fire Department for 76 years and the Pinegrove Sportmens for 65 years. A member of the Lions Club, Lakewood Rod and Gun, Moose, American Legion, RSVP and many volunteer groups. He was very active in the Democratic Party as Pinegrove Democratic Committeeman for 40 years, Pinegrove Tax Collector for 20 years, Pinegrove Supervisor for 16 years, Warren County Commissioner for 4 years and County Democratic Party Chairman for 5 years. Bill had worked for Satterlund Gas and Norgas for many years. Bill is survived by daughters; Darlene (Ralph) Miller of Russell, Sue (Ray) Lauffenburger of York, SC, daughter-in-law; Karen S Martin of Russell, sons Kurt (Jayne) Martin of Russell, Kevin (Pam) Martin of Warren, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, stepdaughters Linda (Jim) McCollough of Warren, Gloria (Bob) Gates of Warren, stepsons; Carl (Linda) Swanson of Warren, Jim(Cathy) Swanson of Warren, 10 step grandchildren, several step great grandchildren, several step great great grandchildren, 2 Nieces and 3 Nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Mabel Rhoades, second wife Donna M. Mangini, third wife Carol Swanson, Sons William L Martin Jr. and James L Martin. Brothers Glenn and Charles, sister Lila Mae Family and friends will be received from 4-7PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna Ave. E Warren, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, June 28, 2019, with Rev. Lynn Gatz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Pinegrove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Adventist Church, 6616 Market St Ext. Russell, PA 16345, or to the Russell Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Perrigo Lane Russell, PA 16345.

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Michael Suppa
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
Kevin & Pam,

Just wanted to pass along my condolences with regard to Kevin's dad. Lilly and I will keep the two of you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael Suppa

Harold'n Carole Wilkins k
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
Our condolences to all of Bill's family.
RIP Bill, you did it all. What an example for all gererations!

   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

Trudy Haight
   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
What a great man and father, another of the greatest generation. Our fathers were good friends as far back as I can remember, our mothers were as well. We still have our memories to uphold us but with their departure goes a lot of history that we will never retrieve. Both men left their mark on this community. We need to keep their memory alive. All my prayers, sincerely Trudy Stanton Haight

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