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Robert Martin

October 2, 2012
The Herald-Star

MARTIN, Robert Lee, 82, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville, OH.

Robert was born on October 12, 1929, in Follansbee, WV., the son of the late Cyrus and Elsa (Johnson) Martin.

Robert was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. Robert attended the Hooverson Heights Church of Christ, Follansbee. He was a Baseball Coach at many leagues and an avid Brooke Baseball, WVU and Pittsburgh Steeler Fan.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Kushner and a brother, Wayne Martin.

Robert is survived by his wife, Sarah (Davis) Martin of Follansbee, WV, who were married on February 3, 1956, three daughters, Jody (Bill) Pitts of Follansbee, WV, Robin (Robert) Buchanan of Granger, IN, and Candance (Rich) Pratt of Weirton, WV, six grandchildren, Jael and Davis Pitts, Sarah and Shauna Buchanan, and Chelsey and Micah DiBacco, three sisters, Freda (Rudy) Nagy and Bessie Lash, both of Weirton, WV, and Helen Klakos of New Cumberland, WV, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 2-4 and 68 p.m. and again on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11a.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee with Pastor Dan Cooper, officiating.

Interment will follow with full military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee.

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