Frank R. Martin, 74, of Lake Ariel died Friday morning at the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. |
His wife of 38 years is the former Alice Sledzinski.
Born in Honesdale on July 16, 1938, he was the son of the late Daniel and Gertrude Sonner Martin. He was a member of the 1956
graduating class of Honesdale Catholic High School.
He retired from Martin's Service Station in Honesdale, but was still active in working food concessions at the local fairs, where he made many friends. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose # 1796 in Smithfield, NC.
He was a life member of the A.M.A. and a member of St. Thomas More/St. Mary's Parish Community.
He was a Director and a past President of the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair. He was also a member of the P.S.S.A. Association and the I.I.S.A. in Gibsonton, FL.
Also surviving are a niece Mary Lasch and her husband Aaron of Payton, CO; two sisters Virginia Herzog and her husband George of Honesdale and Esther Griemsman of Smithfield, NC; a brother Daniel Martin and his wife Joyce of Albany, KY; a father-in-law Kosteck Sledzinski of Lake Ariel; many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 am in St. Mary's Church 305 St. Mary's Church Rd. Ledgedale.
Anyone attending the Mass is asked to go directly to the Church Tuesday morning.
Friends may call Monday from 4 -8 pm in the James Wilson Funeral Home 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel.
Graveside services will held Wednesday at a time to be announced in St Mary's Cemetery, Honesdale.
Cremation will follow the Mass in the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter 138 Miller Rd. Honesdale, PA 18431 or at www.dessinshelter.com.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wayne Independent on Nov. 10, 2012