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Obituary for George C. Martin

Retired Funeral Director and Owner of the Former George C. Martin Funeral Home

MARTIN, George C., 87, of Butler Township, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. He was born to Robert & Alice Martin on Dec. 27, 1933 in Staten Island, New York. George was the owner & operator of the George C. Martin Funeral Home. He was a member of Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. George was a life member and twice past commander of American Legion Post #746 and served for many years as a Veteran Service Officer and was a recipient of the Al Schaeffer Award. He was also a life member of the 40 & 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars #6560, the Northridge Optimist (past president), F.O.P.A., Kentucky Colonel, Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3754, F.O.E. Aerie 3958 & the Northridge Hall of Fame. He was proud to be the 1994 Grand Marshall of the Northridge Parade.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clista “Pat” Martin. Survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Tom & Freda Martin; sisters, Patty Roveda & Mary Alice Pellarella; sisters-in-law, Maggie Stockert, Lessie Conley & Tella Faye Preston; many other relatives & good friends. George would like to thank his lifelong friends of the Northridge and Shiloh Communities, and especially the Newsads, Leisrings, Snyders, Rockwells, Muths, Bakers, Belts and Price families (please forgive us if we forgot someone).

Funeral service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. Pastor Rob Wackerman, officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.  A private interment service will be held at the Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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