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LeRoy A. Martin

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- LeRoy A. Martin, 66, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center after a long illness. He resided on Hill Road in Hoosick Falls with his wife Mary Ellen (Hoffman) Martin.

He was born Aug. 15, 1937 in North Adams, Mass., son of the late William and Marion Martin. LeRoy attended schools in North Adams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was the manager of the Top Gas gas station in Hoosick Falls for many years. He later worked at Stanley Tools in Shaftsbury, Vt. until retiring in 1991.

LeRoy enjoyed bowling, especially helping the youth with their bowling. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards at the Hoosick Falls Senior Citizens where he was a member. LeRoy was a past troop leader at Troop No. 63 and a former member of the Hoosick Falls Fire Department, Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad and the Eagles Aerie No. 2457. He was a member of the Community Alliance Church in Hoosick.

Survivors other than his wife include a son Edward Martin of St. Simons Island, Ga.; three grandchildren, Michael Martin of St. Simons, April Martin of Hoosick Falls and Clint Martin of Floral City, Fla.; a sister, Ethel Menard of Worcester, Mass.; four brothers, William and Robert Martin both of North Adams, Mass., Arnold Martin of Florida, Mass. and James Martin of Clearwater, Fla.; also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is predeceased by four brothers, George, Dwight, Edward and Oreck.

Funeral services will be Friday at 4 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Community Alliance Church, Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad, Hoosick Falls Senior Citizen Center or the Aids Project of Southern Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2004
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