VIENNA - Earl Martin, 96, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, on his wife's 90th birthday at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren.
He was born in Farmington, W.Va., on Feb. 5, 1917, a son of Fred Martin and Ethel Hallam Martin.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Earl worked at U.S. Steel in Youngstown for 39 years before retiring in 1979. He was an electrician on the side and owned his own business, Martin Radio and Television Repair.
He was very active in worshipping and serving at both Corinth Assembly of God in Kinsman and Victory Christian Center in Coitsville. He enjoyed Sunday night Aggravation games with his family, golfing, woodworking, going to Florida for the winters, and traveling the United States.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Maxine Martin, whom he married on Oct. 30, 1940; three children, Janet (Carl) Clark of Ravenna, James Martin of Fowler and Dianne (Tod) Mackey of Vienna; six grandchildren, Doug Broadway, Jamie Hamrick, Kristin Gorse, Tod Justin Mackey, Stephen Mackey and Jordan Mackey; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Marl Martin of Champion and Roy Martin of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy Takach; and his brother, John Martin.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday with a service to follow at 4 p.m. at Victory Christian Center in Coitsville, 3899 McCartney Road Youngstown, OH 44436.
A private committal service will be held at a later date in Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township.
The Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, OH 44403, handled the arrangements for Earl.
Friends and family can visit www.lanefuneral-homes.com to send condolences.