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Robert Wayne Martin(1963 - 2013)

Robert Wayne Martin, 50, of Union Bridge, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Carroll Hospital Center, after a brief illness. Born January 2, 1963 in Frederick, he was the son of Walter Elmore and Barbara Lee Warner Martin of Walkersville. He was the husband of Le Ann Grinder Martin, with whom he would have celebrated 21 years of marriage in June.

Mr. Martin was a 1981 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School. He was employed with Walls And Ceilings, Cockeysville, for over 25 years. He was a master tradesman in drywall, finishing, remodeling, etc., being skilled in all kinds of handiwork. He was a member of the VFW Post 8806, Union Bridge. He enjoyed crabbing and sitting at home having a beer and listening to bluegrass music. He was an avid Ravens fan.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are children, Eric Wayne Grinder of Glyndon and Kayla Marie Martin of Union Bridge; grandchildren, Spencer, Griffin, Aulston and Zacorey; brothers, Walter Lee Martin and Thomas Martin, both of Walkersville; sisters, Crystal Logsdon of Savannah, GA and Robin Martin of Hickory, NC; and several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by his best friend, James Wetzel of Union Bridge.

He was predeceased by his mother- and father-in-law, Jo Ann and Kenneth Grinder.

The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., where Rev. Richard L. Michael will lead a time of sharing remembrances at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 1050, Union Bridge, MD 21791 or VFW Post 8806, P.O. Box 55, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

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