SMETHPORT - Harry Edward Martin Sr., 85, of Smethport, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 2013) at his residence in Smethport after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Coryville, a son of Edward John and Ethel Delliah Austin Martin. On June 3, 1950, in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Farmers Valley, he married Audrey Jean Williams, who survives.
Mr. Martin attended Farmers Valley and Smethport schools.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II
. Mr. Martin was employed by Dresser Manufacturing of Bradford for 43 years before retiring in 1991.
He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Smethport, where he had been a past Senior Warden and past Junior Warden. He was also a member of the Smethport Senior Center and participated in Meals on Wheels for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Dian Johnson of Smethport and Phyllis Lorraine (Thomas) George of Marion Center; two sons, Harry Edward (Kathryn) Martin Jr. of Eldred and Timothy Franklin (Melodie) Martin of Gifford; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Rhea Mae Williams of Smethport; and close nieces and nephews, Sharon, Tina and Ted.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael E. Johnson in 1980; and one brother, Ira Simon Martin in 2000.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Main Street, Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joann Piatko officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion, Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Blood Bank; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com