Donald J. Martin, 85, of Mantua passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was born January 8, 1934 in Round Bottom, Ohio to Clarence and Elsie (Riggenbach) Martin. Don served in the U.S. Army, and in 1964, started Martin Electric and worked for over 45 years throughout Portage County. Don’s true enjoyment was working with the Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Crestwood Lions Club and served numerous office positions, including District Governor. He was also a past board member for the Portage County Soap Box Derby. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Jean (Ferguson) Martin; children Donna (Joe) Hull, Dan (Linda) Martin, Dennis (Suzanna) Martin; grandchildren Derrick Hull and Mindy (Hull) Wasilewski, Korrey and Cody Hull, Abigail and Anna Martin, Hayden and Logan Martin; sisters Esther Crabtree and Mary Kay Mizer. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Martin. Calling hours will begin at 10 AM with the Lions Club service at 11:45 AM and funeral service at 12:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Reverend Matthew Kluchar will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Mantua. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department, 10303 State Route 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255.
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