Delaware County Eric C. Martinson (Ric) suddenly passed away before his time on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Born in Holyoke, Mass., Ric was raised in and proudly a resident of “the Gardens” in Drexel Hill, Pa. where, as a young man, created many found memories with his friends at “the center of the universe” State & Lansdowne. He was a Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 566. He was a loyal, lifetime member and at the time of his death, organizing leader of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club. Originating from the Chester, Pa. chapter, he later led the expansion of the Warlocks MC up and down the east coast. He was a great man, a great Warlock and together with his faithful comrades made the Warlocks MC one of the most respectable and notorious motorcycle clubs to date. His shoes can never and will never be capable of filling and surely many law enforcement agents are likely to be laid off upon his death. Ric was an original and eccentric man, nobody else ever being like him. He was fair yet ruthless to those deserving and had done things in his lifetime that most only read or dreamt about. He was the man of steel and was thought that he would live forever, which regardless in life or death WILL live forever in the hearts of those who knew him. He was the proud father of Renee (Vincent Ippoliti), Sandra (Brian) Lamb, Ricky Jr. (Stephanie), Jessica (Michael DiNapoli), Lauren and Roscoe and also the proud grandfather of 7. He was survived by his loving wife, best friend and biggest fan, Donna (nee Morelli) and will be sadly missed by his lifelong friend Walter Adams. We ask that all friends and family join us Thursday, September 17th from 11am to 1pm and a gathering at 1 for anyone who would like to say a few words at Vraim Funeral Home, 66 S. State Rd., Upper Darby, PA 19082.
Published by The Daily Times from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2015.