Carl R. Martin Jr., 90,Upper Darby resident; World War II veteran
Carl R. Martin Jr., 90, of the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby, died May 23 at Little Flower Manor in Darby. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Carl R. Martin Sr. and Carolyn Clements Martin. He was a 1938 graduate of Overbrook High School. Mr. Martin was a train director for Pennsylvania Railroad at Suburban Station in the Broad Street Tower. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served during the Battle of the Bulge. A past president of the Delaware County Fire Police, he was a treasurer of the Briarcliffe Fire Co. for more than 20 years. Mr. Martin was a member of Prospect Lodge No. 578 F&AM 32nd Degree. He enjoyed woodworking, especially making clocks and furniture. He also enjoyed model trains. He was the widower of Dorothy Alloway Martin, who died in 2005. He was the father of the late Carole Ann Martin.
Survivors: Daughter, Dorothy T. Toomey of Drexel Hill; brothers, Robert Martin of Pennsylvania, Ralph Martin of Kentucky; sisters, Helen Murry of Wildwood Crest, N.J., Ruth Volpi, Eleanor Silcox, both of King of Prussia; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Arlington Cemetery Chapel, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Spencer T. Videon Funeral Home, Garret Road and Shadeland Avenue, Upper Darby. Burial: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill. Contributions: In lieu of flowers to Little Flower Manor, 1201 Springfield Road, Darby, PA 19023.