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Samuel William Martin
April 15, 1948 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Samuel W. Martin, 75, of Indiana passed away Friday, September 8, 2023 at The Communities at Indian Haven in Indiana, PA.
The son of Louise (Martin) Boston, he was born April 15, 1948 in New Castle, PA. He was raised in Clymer, PA by his mother and Paul J. Boston. Sam graduated from Penns Manor High School in 1966.
He joined the US Air Force and served one tour of duty in Viet Nam. Upon his return from military service, he worked for the Helen Mining Company in Homer City as a General Assistant Mine Foreman. He retired in 1989 due to health issues.
Sam enjoyed playing golf and had three holes in one during his golf career. He also enjoyed going to camp in Potter County where he would trout fish and drink a few beers. He was an avid gardener who proudly shared the bounty with many of his friends.
Sam was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). His other social memberships included the American Legion, Eagles, Elks, Moose, Clymer Slovak Club, and Red Barn Sportsmen’s Club.
Surviving is his son Samuel (Laura) Martin, Jr., Hanover; granddaughters Elizabeth Martin (Robert Glade), Hanover, and Rebecca Martin, Pittsburgh; stepdaughter Corrie (Eric) Alexander, their daughter Alayna, Delmont; and great granddaughter Ellie Glade, Hanover. Brother Paul (Teri) Boston, Indiana; sister Mary Ann (Larry) Rapach, Indiana; brother Joseph Boston, Kittanning; and daughter-in-law Joanna Martin, Harrisburg.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents Louise ‘Kirby’ and Paul Boston; his wife of 35 years Beth (Shankle) Martin in 2003, his loving partner of 17 years Jolene Kalchthaler in May 2023, and his son Bradley Martin in July 2023.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 2-4 PM and 7-8 PM at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.
A brief funeral service will follow at 8 PM in the Lefdahl Chapel with Todd Stanley officiating.
A private interment with military honors will follow at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VA Medical Center, c/o Voluntary Service (135), Canandaigua, New York 14424.