Edward Donald Martin Sr. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. He was 81 years old. Ed was a pioneer Alaskan homesteader north of Willow. He served in the Korean War as Navy submarine third class petty officer engine men honorably discharged, Ed joined the local 302 operating engineers 50 years ago. Ed served as a Mat-Su Borough Assembly member and on the Mat-Su's original Planning and Zoning Board. He later became the City of Wasilla Public Works Director during the 1980's boom. He also is the Guinness World Record holder for collecting the most four leaf clovers by any person on the Planet.
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Ed's family includes but is not limited to his sister LeiLani Girdner; child Ricky. Daughters Linda Baker and husband Dick and children Heather, Susan, Debbie and Stephanie; daughter, Aurora Harris and children Alyssa, Ashley and Amber; Geri Harris and children, Dustin, Jessica, Gabby and Melinda; step-daughter Miki Sebwenna (deceased); children Gus, Amanda and Mack, including sons Edward Donald Martin Jr. and wife Kathleen and children Angela, Chad and Edward Donald Martin III; son Glen Fredrick Martin and wife Becky and children Jason, Jerry, Misty, Jennifer, Daniel, Dustin, Mike and Mariah; step-son Tim Carr and wife Vickie and children Max and Mara.
A celebration of life ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Published in adn.com from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013