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George Franklin Martin
George Franklin MartinNavyGeorge Franklin Martin 91 of Richwood, died peacefully Monday morning August 29, 2016 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

He was born May 9, 1925 in Fernandina, Florida to the late Ray Morton and Edith Monica (Stiles) Martin, he was also predeceased by his son: Todd George Martin, who died in a biking accident in 2009.

A 1943 graduate of the Richwood High School and the Ohio State University, George served his country in the Navy on a supply ship traveling up and down the west coast during WW II where he attained the rank of Yeoman’s 2nd class.

He first worked as a school teacher in California, before moving back to Ohio, where he then worked for Worthington Industries, before working at the Water Plant in Richwood as an engineer.

George was an active member of Richwood, he was a dedicated member of the Richwood Civic Center where he volunteered many hours, he was also a member of the VFW Post 870, and the former Richwood Lions Club, George also enjoyed eating out, he could be seen many days walking around Richwood, which he enjoyed for health reasons and to keep up on the village. George had attended the First United Methodist Church.

A man of many interests, George had a passion for painting and ship model building, also he loved classical music, Russian history and had extensively traveled all over the world, George was keenly interested in history and was willing to go see what ever piqued his interest.

Surviving is his daughter: Lindsey Anne (Thomas J.) Cannon of Pleasant Hill, Ca. and their two children: Neil and Sheena

Funeral services will be held Friday September 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, followed by military honors conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans, private burial in the Claibourne Cemetery will take place at a later date, friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service beginning at 3:00 pm

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove Street Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rebecca Frazier
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 3:13 PM

To the family of George Martin:  I knew George for many years while patrolling the streets of Richwood as their Sergeant.  I had many great conversations with George.  He was great in keeping our streets and green areas free of trash.  I told him many times thanks for being a great citizen for our town.  I will miss George....He was a great man.  Fly High George....

#2 from: Linda Raupp
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Sorry for your loss! George was a great Person and I learned a lot from him. God bless you all. It was a pleasure caring for him.

#3 from: Mark Wolfe
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 6:05 PM

George was a kind man. Our family enjoyed visiting with him. He had lots of interesting stories and many historical facts. He will be missed. May perpetual light shine upon him.

#4 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 6:20 PM

I was so sorry to learn of George's passing.  The past few months he has been away from Richwood he has been missed.  George was a friend of my mother Isabelle Somerlot Rubeck and my aunt Laura
Somerlot Kuba since his childhood.

#5 from: RONA PENIX
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Sorry to hear of george passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

#6 from: Carolyn Chute
Richwood Ohio
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 7:17 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of George passing. He was an important part of our lunch family at the civic center and we will always miss his presence. May God bless  and console his family during this time

#7 from: Dan Foos
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 6:16 AM

I didn't know George well but over the years when our paths crossed he always seemed kind and friendly.  He was an asset for Richwood.

#8 from: Kay wLters
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 11:11 PM

Loss of a very nice man  prayers to his family

#9 from: Tim and Lisa Sheehan
Prospect/Richwood Pharmacy
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Please accept our heartfelt condolences in George's passing. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him.

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