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In Memory of

Raymond Martin

August 6, 1924 - August 9, 2017

Obituary


Raymond "Ray" Martin, age 93 of Albion, Michigan passed away August 9, 2017 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence of Battle Creek, MI. He was born August 6, 1924 in Albion, Michigan to Frank D. and Marian M. (Elmer) Martin. On December 3, 1950 in Devereaux, MI, he married Dorothy Irene Baty who preceded him on August 14, 2016. Ray was a lifelong resident of Devereaux, Michigan where he and Dorothy lived for 66 years.

Ray served in the US Army in Burma during WWII, upon returning home from the military he delivered milk for...

Raymond "Ray" Martin, age 93 of Albion, Michigan passed away August 9, 2017 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence of Battle Creek, MI. He was born August 6, 1924 in Albion, Michigan to Frank D. and Marian M. (Elmer) Martin. On December 3, 1950 in Devereaux, MI, he married Dorothy Irene Baty who preceded him on August 14, 2016. Ray was a lifelong resident of Devereaux, Michigan where he and Dorothy lived for 66 years.

Ray served in the US Army in Burma during WWII, upon returning home from the military he delivered milk for his brother "Fuzzy" at Riverside dairy in Albion. He was employed at Ronan & Kunsel in Marshall and Eaton Corp proving grounds where he worked as an engineer, retiring in 1990. During his retirement Ray designed and built " Martin Lighthouse Park" across the road from their home. The park includes a pond, lighthouse, covered bridge, a gazebo, a pavilion and a cement bridge. Many family reunions, weddings and parties were enjoyed at the "Park".

Ray is survived by his son, Harry (Dawn) Martin of Albion; granddaughter, Sarah (Micah) Greiner of Buffalo Grove, IL; grandson, Eric Martin of Staunton, VA and great grandchildren, Eva and Andrew Greiner.

His parents, wife Dorothy, his 4 brothers, Lawrence ("Fuzzy"), Elmer, Ronald and Wendell, preceded him in death.

Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Monday, August 14 at 1:00PM with Reverend Micah Greiner officiating. Interment to follow at King Cemetery, Devereaux. MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Albion Forks Senior Center, 101 N. Ann Street, Albion

To leave online messages of condolence for the family, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com