Feb. 2, 2013
Thomas Martin of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, Feb. 2, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born in Wyoming, July 4, 1935. After graduating 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 serving for 32 years and gaining the rank of security captain at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.
He was a member of the 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 by 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 and eight great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Williams-Hagen Funeral Home, Plymouth. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.