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Robert C. "Bob" Martin

Robert C. "Bob" Martin, 88, of Elyria, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve following a short illness. Born April 13, 1924 in Lorain to the late Foster and Ida Belle (nee Rowley) Martin, he moved to Elyria this past January. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1942. Following high school, Bob served in the US Navy aboard the USS Bismarck Sea during World War II. He received the Asiatic Pacific and American Theater Campaign Medals, and 39 Points. In March, Bob was recognized by Hospice of the Western Reserve with an Honored Veteran pin for his bravery during the World War II. Bob worked for Lorain Works US Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1982 as a foreman in the CW Mill -electrical maintenance department. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 451, Lorain, and enjoyed woodworking, building and flying model airplanes, bike riding and gardening. He especially loved fixing things. Surviving is his wife of 29 years, Ruby (nee Hall); sons, Rob (Nancy) Martin of Boston, Mass., Anthony (Shelby) DeCredico and Louie (Ernie Shank) DeCredico both of Lorain, Tom (Connie) Litz of Huron; Jeff (Donna) Litz of Lodi and Robert (Cheryl) Litz of Amherst; daughters, Wendy (Tom) Bailey of Bath, Ohio, Susan (Lonny) Horwedel of Oberlin, Jill Ann (Jimmy Dunfee) Martin and Loretta Rodriguez both of Lorain, and Elaine (Eddy) Meosky of Elyria; over 44 grandchildren and great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and a great-great-great grandson; a brother, Don (Marilyn) Martin of Apopka, Fl; a sister, Gladys Resar of Avon; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Megan McGinnis; bothers, Eddy, Olen and Dick; and sisters, Frankie Brandon and Edna Stanek. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, where funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 am. Rev. Bill Dickey, grandson of Bob and pastor of New Beginning Church of God, Lorain, will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The Veterans of Foreign War Post 451 combined with the American Legion Post #30 will conduct military honors.

Cemetery Details

Elmwood Cemetery
640 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,

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Kim Martin Romot - May 2nd, 2012 at 8:01pm - EmailWendy, Susan, Jill and Rob, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. To you Ruby of your husband. I have such fond memories of Uncle Bob growing up. We had such wonderful family get togethers and I will always cherish those memories. I still see us all dancing away. You had a wonderful, loving father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kim Martin Romot - May 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tony and Brenda Powers - May 2nd, 2012 at 6:44pm - EmailWe are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tony and Brenda Powers and family

Tony and Brenda Powers - May 03, 2012 at 04:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Cheryl Altman (Martin) - May 2nd, 2012 at 6:05pm - EmailDear Ruby, Wendy, Rob, Susan and Jill, I am so saddened by the loss of Uncle Bob.He was a wonderful uncle and I have very many great memories of him growing up at all our family get togethers over the years. Cherish all the happy times and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers today and always. Love, Cheryl

Cheryl Altman (Martin) - May 03, 2012 at 04:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dominick Graziano - May 2nd, 2012 at 11:54am - EmailDear Wendy, Rob, Susan and Jill-I am sorry for the loss of your father. I have fond memories of Uncle Bob, ( especially the racetrack he built in the basement). Sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Dom

Dominick Graziano - May 03, 2012 at 04:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ron and Kelly Dunfee - May 2nd, 2012 at 8:20am - EmailDear Family of Bob Martin, It is with our deepest sympathy that we wish to offer our condolences and prayers. Ron, Kelly Dunfee and Family

Ron and Kelly Dunfee - May 03, 2012 at 04:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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