HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – George W. Martin (affectionately known as Buster) 96, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in his home with his family by his side.
George was born on September 12, 1923 to Nicholas and Anna (Kopas) Martin in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from high school, George served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, reaching the rank of Corporal.
After returning home, he worked as a painter for Sharon Steel Corporation until his retirement.
On August 23, 1947 he married his wife, the late Anne M. (Emery) Martin.
He was an active member of St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church where he served in the Holy Name Society, Rosary Society, Bethany Ministry, former Parish Council Member, Bazaar Committee, Bingo Committee, Catering, Bowling Team, Golf League, Sacristan Committee, Church Decorating Committee and SMART St. Michael’s Activity and Recreation Team.
In addition to his church involvement, George was active in Meals on Wheels.
Some of his favorite time was spent playing a famous card game “Scat” with his family, completing puzzles, working in his yard, family vacations to Kure Beach, North Carolina and rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He loved working with wood and refinishing furniture. He was also well known as a self-taught piano player.
George is survived by his children, Len (Kate) Martin, David W. Martin, twin daughters, Renee K. (James) Manilla and Rozanne P. (Lewis) Voisey and Patricia M. (Buthie) Miconi. Also surviving are his grandchildren, John N. (Gina) Carrier, Ross L. (Nicole) Voisey, Ryan E. (Brittany) Voisey, Nicholas J. Yambar, Colleen N. Yambar and Christopher R. Yambar; great-grandchildren, Roman and Luca Carrier, Jameson and Leo Voisey, Andrew (AJ) Voisey and Josephina Yambar; sister, Verna Mae Martin Savko and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin and Patricia Emery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Anna (Kopas) Martin; wife, Anne M. (Emery) Martin; father and mother-in-law, Frank C. and Anna (Gorzo) Emery, Sr.; brothers, Nicholas (Helen) Martin, Raymond (Virginia) Martin, Donald (Donna) Martin, Edward (Anne) Martin, John (Dorothy) Martin, Elmer (Anne) Martin and Clifford Martin; sisters, Sister Gertrude (Irene) Martin OSB, Anne (Paul) Kasko, Mary (Nicholas) Baka-Heilmann, Pauline (Michael) Pushcar and Eleanor (Lou) Stellute and brothers-in-law, Edward Savko, Lester P. Emery and Sgt. Frank C. (Dorothy) Emery II.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, a private Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. by Reverend Father Kevin E. Marks at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage Pennsylvania that can be viewed via live stream at www.facebook/St Michael Byzantine Catholic Church Hermitage PA. A public Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial with Military Honors will take place at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, next to his beloved wife of 65 years.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 2230 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148 in memory of George.
Arrangements entrusted to the Sherman Funeral Home & Crematory LLC, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.