AUSTINTOWN - Robert E. "Butch" Martin, 72, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2019, at Hospice House following a brief illness.
Robert was born Aug. 24, 1947, in Oxford, and was a son of the late Ben and June Barrow Martin. He was a graduate of Talawanda High School in Oxford and attended nearby Miami University for a time.
Butch came to the Youngstown area in the 1960s to work for General Motors at the Lordstown Plant, where he was employed for 35 years before retiring in 2000.
He was a member and former trustee of UAW Local No. 1714, and was a member of the Coon Hunters Club in Ellsworth. He also belonged to the Argus Lodge No. 545 F&AM in Canfield, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3298 in Austintown.
A baptized Catholic, Mr. Martin enjoyed attending Mass at the Carmelite Monastery. He also immensely enjoyed playing softball.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Becky Martin of Austintown and Aubrey Martin (fiancé Benjamin Reese) of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Kayti (Jonathan) Miller and Athena Haluska; a great-granddaughter, Scarlette; a brother, Donald (Ricki) Martin; and two nephews, Jon and Erik Martin.
Besides his parents, Butch was preceded in death by a nephew, Brian Martin.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Butch’s Life from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Butch’s name to Falcon Animal Rescue, 6520 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH 44515; or to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44510.
Falcon Animal Rescue
6520 Mahoning Ave., Austintown OH 44515
Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley
962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown OH 44510