The Life of Stuart B. Sr. Martin

Stuart B. Martin Sr. (1923-2012) | Mr. Martin passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Lake West Medical Center. Born Dec. 7, 1923, in Clover Run, W.Va., he has lived in Eastlake for the past 54 years. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, working crossword puzzles, word searches and spending time with his family. Mr. Martin was employed as a machine operator at the former Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation in Euclid for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 68 years, Edna (Bedford) Martin; son, Joseph (Judy) Martin of Harpersfield; and daughter, Joanne Martin of Mentor. He was the devoted and cherished grandfather of Kathy Kluchar, Karen Holub, Laura (Martin) Krieger, Stuart (Terri) Martin III, Joseph (Marie) Martin Jr., Margie (Tom) Owens and Jennifer (Shaun) Buckley; proud great-grandfather of Sara (JT) Buck, Andrew (Stephanie) Kluchar, Melique and Jenea Epstein, Tena Nutting, Ellen Krieger, Cody and Dillon Martin, Harley and Lance Buckley, Tommy Owens and Austin Martin; several great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Gerald Martin of Belington, W.Va. He was an uncle of Crystal Bedford; and is also survived by many other nieces and nephews and their families; special cousin, Nola DeVilder of Parsons, W.Va.; and lots of good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Dessie (Moore) Martin; son, Stuart B. Martin Jr.; brothers, Asbury and Thurman Martin; sister, Audrey (Martin) Bedford; and grandson, Ralph Kluchar. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the funeral home. The Rev. Michael J. Currier of The Body of Christ Community will officiate at the service. Final resting place will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township. Donations may be made to the Eastlake Fire Department, 35150 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095, or the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, 3601 South Green Road, Suite 100, Beachwood, OH 44122.

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