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Charles W. Martin, 96

MAY 5, 1915-FEB. 12, 2012

February 13, 2012
  • Charles W. Martin
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Charles “Bob” W. Martin, 96, of Beaver Creek, Md., passed away peacefully from this life on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 5, 1915, in Mount Aetna, Md., he was the son of the late Charles C. and Carrie A. (Lung) Martin.

Bob was a 1933 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Md.

He was a lifetime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Beaver Creek.

Bob was also a member of the Funkstown American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown, Md.

Bob was a World War II veteran, having served in theU.S. Air Force as an intelligence specialist stationed with the 399th Bomb Group — 4th Air Force Base in March Field, Calif. He was proud to be an American.

During his working career, Bob worked as a metal fabricator for New York Central Iron Works in Hagerstown for 35 years. Afterward, Bob worked for Pangborn Corp. in Hagerstown for 10 years, retiring in 1982.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Virginia M. (Winders) Martin; two daughters, Connie and her husband, Thomas Morgan, of Dundalk, Md., and Carole and her husband, Robert Stoner, of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Chris and Ronnie Stoner, and Colleen Morgan; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Julia and Zachary Stoner. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Seward; and two brothers, J. Guy Martin and Earl Martin.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Eric R. Moser will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Beaver Creek. Military honors will be rendered by Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro. 

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the funeral home. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open after noon on Thursday.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9714 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown MD 21740.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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