Richard E. Martin, died suddenly Friday, June 6, 2014, in Washington Hospital emergency center.He was born April 12, 1929, in Corry, a son of the late Ralph L. Martin and Bertha Steele Martin.Mr. Martin is a 1947 graduate of Corry Area High School. He attended Northwestern University and University of Pittsburgh.He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans.On May 28, 1959, he married Barbara Bettes of Corry, moving to the Pittsburgh area and settling in Bethel Park.Mr. Martin was employed at Swindell Dressler International from 1965 to 1997, where he retired as a project engineer.He was active in boys baseball, as well as being a Boy Scouts troop leader.Mr. Martin and his wife moved to Nottingham Township in 1987, serving as zoning officer for 14 years.He was a longtime member of Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club. He trained Golden Retriever field dogs and was American Kennel Club Hunt Test Judge for 24 years. He volunteered at the Washington County Habitat for Humanity from 2007 until his passing.Surviving, in addition to his wife, and three children, Jeffrey A. Martin (Nancy) of Pittsburgh, Dr. Steven R. Martin (Frances) of Arcata, Calif., and Anne M. Walters (Jeffrey) of Cincinnati, Ohio; two granddaughters, Catherine Christopher (Gordon) and Sarah Cua (Frank); and three great-grandchildren.A service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, July 12, at a time and place to be announced. Information will be posted at a later date at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.Arrangements entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family's guest book at the funeral home website.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on June 8, 2014
Cremation & Funeral Care By Danielle Andy Belusko
3287 Washington Road McMurray, PA 15317