Meadville Tribune

November 29, 2011

John R. (Jack) Martin

Meadville Tribune


John R. (Jack) Martin, 67, of  Meadville, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Meadville Medical Center after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 27, 1944, in Meadville, a son of Stephen Martin and Vyola Sipps Martin. He married Katherine Hoagland on Oct. 7, 1965; she preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2011.

He was a 1962 graduate of Meadville High School. He worked at PPG Industries for 33 and a half years, retiring Oct. 1, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 and was stationed for 13 months in Korea.

He was a life-long member of St. Agatha Church.

He enjoyed golfing and traveling with his wife, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; washing and waxing his car and landscaping his yard.

Survivors include three daughters, Jacqueline McMurray and her husband, James, of Boyers, Julie Graziano and her husband, Mark, of Erie, and Kristi Wanker and her husband, Mike, of Sharon; a son, Steven Martin and his wife, Dayna, of Mars; 10 grandchildren, Isaiah and Alexandra McMurray, Marky, Lea and Jenna Graziano, Emma, Anna and Ella Martin, and Aaron and Elysa Wanker; three sisters, Terry Baker and her husband, Tom, of Meadville, Nancy Addison and her husband, Dan, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Mary Jo Altenburg of Oil City; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Frank Martin and Paul Martin.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agatha Church, with Monsignor Tom Snyderwine of St. Luke Catholic Church, Erie, as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Agatha Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

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Arrangements are in the care of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory.