John A. Martin, 55, of NYS Route 812, died Friday morning at Lewis County General Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Croghan Mennonite Church with Chad Atwood officiating.
Spring burial will be in the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, March 9 from 6 – 9 and Monday, March 10 from 3-8 p.m. at Naumburg Mennonite Church.
Contributions may be made to the Croghan Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 405, Croghan, NY 13327. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathy; two children, Jared E. and Shari J. Martin, at home; his siblings, Eleanor R. and Terry Mono of Natural Bridge, Earl R. Martin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Donna M. and David Sears of Carthage; his father and mother-in-law, Edward J. and Elizabeth J. Roggie of Martinsburg, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William J. and Dawn M. Roggie of Martinsburg, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by two sons, Darin and Derek ; his parents, Ernest Martin and Ellen M. Zehr Martin Widrick ; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Roggie, who died at birth.
John was born on January 13, 1959 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Ernest Martin and Ellen M. Zehr Martin Widrick and Graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1978 and worked as a logger and for Farney Feed Service in Croghan.
On November 6, 1981, he married Kathy J. Roggie at Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Richard Zehr, officiating. He has worked for the Town of Croghan Highway Department more nearly 27 years. John was ordained on June 18, 1995, as Pastor of Croghan Mennonite Church.
He has been a member of the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
John loved people wherever he went and enjoyed cutting and splitting wood. He valued his family and enjoyed family vacations.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Watertown, NY
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