Richard L. Martin

July 13, 1943 ‒ February 07, 2010

Lucas, Ohio

LUCAS ~ Richard L. Martin, age 66, of Lucas passed away at his home Sunday, February 7, 2010 following a sudden illness.

He was born July 13, 1943 in Mansfield to James Richard and Betty Jane (Hartman) Martin. He was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1961 and earned a B.A. degree in Economics at The Ohio State University in 1965.

He taught school at Mansfield Senior High School for several years and later worked as an accountant at Peabody Barnes Manufacturing. He retired as production manager at Mansfield Industries in 2002.

For several years he combined an avocation of carpentry into a vocation and built his own home. Rick followed the Ohio State Buckeyes and was a loyal fan.

Surviving are his loving wife Margaret (McGrew) Martin, whom he married August 30, 1968 of Lucas; daughter Laura Lee Martin of Grapevine, Texas; son Capt. (USAF) Andrew James (Trisha) Martin of Fairborn; mother Betty Jane (Hartman) Martin of Mansfield; sister Cheryl Lynn (Otis M. III) Cummins of Mansfield; mother-in-law Elizabeth McGrew of Mansfield; nephews and nieces Bruce (Geneva) Cummins, Steven Cummins (Karen Redfearn), Claudia Cummins, all of Mansfield; several great nieces and nephews and special cousin Maureen (Dr. John) Burkhart, of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Lisa Lynn Martin, father James Richard Martin and father-in-law Chester N. McGrew.

As requested by Rick, memorial services will be private for his family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to the Alumni Association of the United States Air Force Academy or the Haiti Relief through The American Red Cross.

The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Martin family with arrangements, and online condolences may be made to them by visiting: