Marl M. Martin 1929-2018

CHAMPION — Marl M. “Bud” Martin, 88, of Champion, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on Friday afternoon, March 2, 2018, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center emergency room in Warren.

He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Mercer, Pa., the son of the late Fred N. and Ethel Hallam Martin.

Bud was a 1948 graduate of Fowler High School. He served as a corporal in the Army as a military policeman during the Korean War, serving 16 months foreign service including in Fontainbleau, France. He retired in 1986, as a combustion engineer from Republic Steel/LTV, where he worked for 30 years and one day.

Bud was a member of Champion Presbyterian Church, where he served on the board of trustees, was a member of the Tuesday Men’s Prayer Group and after retirement, enjoyed doing volunteer maintenance work at the church. Bud was member of Carroll F. Clapp Masonic Lodge No. 655 F&AM in Warren. He loved camping for many years with his family and enjoyed golfing.

Bud is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Helen Mae Barker Martin, whom he married Aug. 12, 1950; four children, Kathleen (Dan) Downing of Champion, Robert (Sandy) Martin of North Carolina, Thomas (Brenda) Martin of Leavittsburg and Jeff (Jennifer) Martin of Atwater; seven grandchildren, Mandy (David), Jennie (Don), Jessie (Kyle), Sallie (Jeremy), Jeffrey (Anita), Mallory (Tim) and Julie (Jim); five step-grandsons, Jeff, Josh, Mike (Tyler), Chandler and Nolan; 13 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.

Three brothers, John, Earl and Roy Martin; and one sister, Dorothy Takach, all have preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be noon Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Champion Presbyterian Church, where the family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the noon service time. Pastor Steve Stelle will officiate. A private family burial service will be at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler, where military honors will be accorded. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren,OH 44483. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at

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