Thomas Martin of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, Feb. 2, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born in Wyoming on July 4, 1935. After graduation from Wyoming Memorial High School, he joined the 109th Pennsylvania National Guard, after which he entered the Air Force and was involved in the Korean War.
He retired after 32 years and gained the rank of security captain at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.
He was a member of Plains American Legion Post 558. He was also a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hanover Township.
He was a loving family man who always had a story to tell or a comment to make and would become the life of any get-together.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, John and Phyllis Parsons Martin, and his daughter, Suzanne Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Jesse Martin; son, Paul Jesse and his wife, Karen, Plymouth; daughter, Lisa Martin, Moosic; son, Thomas L. Martin, Pittston; brother, Richard and his wife, Jane, Swoyersville; sister, Ruth Ann and her husband, Dr. Charles Pineno, Stephens City, Va.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Hanover Township.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, in lieu of flowers.