Arthur E Martin Sr.

02/12/1932 — 04/03/2014

From Richland, WA | Born in Idaho Falls, ID

Arthur E Martin Sr.

Arthur E. Martin Sr., one of a kind husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather who took pride in his family and showed his unconditional love and support, Art passed away on April 3, 2014, at the age of 82 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. Arthur was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on February 12, 1932 to Eugene and Delila Martin.

Art attended Richland High School and graduated with the class of 1950. He was drafted to the Army for basic training to Paso Robles, California and later became Editor of the Granite City Depot Army Newspaper in Illinois. He married the love of his life, Arelene, in 1952; together they formed a wonderful family in the Tri-Cities, he was employed at Hanford where he worked for various companies till his retirement in 1988. He founded the RHS school store. He was a Member of the RHS Club 40, Hanford Retirees' Association, and High Valley Country Club. His hobbies included vacationing in Arizona every winter for 15 years. He played for and then managed the High Chaparrals Softball Team at Viewpoint, he also loved Golf, Softball, Scrapbooking, and Camping at High Valley Country Club, Packwood WA. Art followed sports of all kinds including the Seattle Seahawks, and college men's and women's basketball. He always took pride in being a Richland Bomber.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Arelene Martin, daughter Pattie Blakeman, son Arthur "Marty" Connie E. Martin Jr., his grandchildren; Jakson Jeanne Blakeman, Alison Blakeman, Nick, Cassandra and Tanner Martin, Jordan Katie Summers, and his great-grandchildren; Charlie Blakeman, Gracie and Henry Summers, and his brother Ted Martin and family, and his sister JeNeal Martin.

He was preceded in Death by: Eugene and Delila Martin Parents, Harold and Jerry Martin Brothers.

Art's celebration of life will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Memories at Sunset Event Center 915 bypass highway, Richland from 3-6 p.m.

"Thanks to the Kadlec Regional Medical Center staff that touched our lives."

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  • I am so honored to have such an amazing Grandfather. Grandpa loved us unconditionally and always supported and pushed us. We love him so much and will miss him for many years to come. Thank you Grandpa for all that you did and who you are.

    Cassidy Martin
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA
  • I am so honored to have such an amazing Grandfather. Grandpa loved us unconditionally and always supported and pushed us. We love him so much and will miss him for many years to come. Thank you Grandpa for all that you did and who you are.

    Cassidy Martin
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA