Robert Richard Martin (1904-1977) portrait circa 1960 (colors autoadjusted).jpg
Robert Richard Martin (1904-1977) obituary in The Daily Item of Sunbury, Pennsylvania on 21 May 1977.jpg

Robert Richard Martin (1904-1977)


Robert R. "Bob" Martin. Watsontown, Pennsylvania. Robert R. "Bob" Martin, 72, of Watsontownn died at 11 p.m. Friday in the Kramm Nursing Home, Watsontown, where he had been a guest for two days. Mr. Martin had been in ill health for several years and seriously ill the past six months. He was a plumber by trade and operated the Martin's Plumbing Co. in Watsontown for many years. He was last employed by the General State Authority as a plumbing inspector. A musician for 60 years, he played the trumpet in many local bands. He was co-originator of the Watsontown Centennial Band in 1967. He also had several bands of his own over the many years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Watsontown; a past president of the Musician's Union of Sunbury local; and past president of the West Branch Baseball League. Born September 2, 1904, in Emporium, he lived most of his life in Watsontown. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Stevenson of Watsontown RD, Mrs. John Kraft of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Carl Bower of Watsontown; three sons, Richard B. of Milton RD, James S. of Miffllnburg and Sgt. Phillip T. of Lakehursts, New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Paul E. Cronrath Funeral Home, Watsontown, by the Rev. H. Timothy Halverson. Burial will be in McEwensville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening. (Source: The Daily Item of Sunbury, Pennsylvania on 21 May 1977)