John D. "Jack" Martin Sr. 91, of Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park, N.Y., former-ly of 33 Hunt Road, Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Friday (Sept. 28, 2012) at his residence.
He was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Salamanca, N.Y., a son of the late David Herbert and Pauline Childers Martin.
Jack was a graduate of Jamestown High School and while living in Jamestown was a former member of the First Covenant Church.
Before his retirement at age 65, he was employed as a salesman with many Buf-falo firms including International Salt Company, Framer & Son Food Brokers and Kleinhan's Men's Clothing Store. Following his retirement, he was em-ployed by the Jim Ball Car Dealership in Orchard Park, N.Y. for 20 years until age 85.
Surviving are a daughter Cheryl Dennison of Cumming, Ga.; four grandchildren: Michael Dennison of Brentwood, Tenn., Linda Vunconnon of Mamers, N.C., Mark Dennison of Warren, Pa., and Janice Torres of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three great-gran-dchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice "Bunny" Danielson, whom he married Aug. 8, 1943, and who died Dec. 6, 2002; a son, John D. Martin Jr.; a daughter, Kimberly Janice Martin; a brother, Duane Martin; three sisters: Pauli-na Shannon, Betty Crate and Gloria Martin; and his son-in-law, Michael Dennison.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. Mr. David B. Larson, re-tired director of visitation for First Covenant Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.
Memorials may be made to the Father Baker Manor, 6400 Powers Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Jack at www.lindfuneralhome.com.