John E. Martin Sr.

Born: Thu., Feb. 12, 1942
Died: Wed., Jan. 4, 2017

Private Interment

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John E. Martin Sr., of Warren PA, passed away Wednesday January 4,2016 at the Abington Crest Health and Rehabilitation Center in Erie PA after a brief illness.

He was born in Kingsley Run, Forest County on February 12, 1942, a son to the late Dorothy Miller Martin Arnold and Arnold Martin.  John was an avid sportsman and a class “A” machinist. He worked at the Warren Times observer in the 70’s, where he enjoyed covering many Warren High sporting events as a photographer. John also worked at Struthers Wells as a tool & die maker and painted many of the units made at Struthers. He also enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing.

He is survived by five children John (Lynn) Martin, Jr., Jayne (John) Blake, Jill (Robert) Gorton, Jodi (David) Fitch, Jackie (John) Greto, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two sisters Patricia Colosimo and a close brother-in-law Carmen Colosimo, a twin sister Joan Farnham, one brother Thomas Arnold and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his stepfather Andrew Arnold, a brother William Martin and a sister Donna Sherwood.  

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery.

In honor of John’s love for stray animals, memorial donations may be made to the Paws Along the River Humane Society, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365.

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Ken & Ginny Wolbert
   Posted Thu January 05, 2017
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the whole martin family. Our prayers are with you in your time of loss!

Kristin Bosko and Matt Fehlman
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
Thinking of you all, at this time of loss... with love and friendship....

Shelly and Randy Teska
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
Jayne, Jackie, Jill, Jodi, John and families:
Our thoughts are with you all. Randy and Shelly Teska

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