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James D. Martin, Jr. age 83, of West Alexander died peacefully in his sleep Friday, March 16, 2018. He was born October 31, 1934, son of James D. Martin, Sr. and Ada J. (Kelly) Martin.
He was a 1952 graduate of Trinity High School, Washington, PA, and also attended Carnegie Mellon University.
James continued on in life with a career in telecommunications at AT&T and National Steel then continued into fundraising at Ketchum, Georgetown University, McGill University, and the City Mission in Washington Pa.
Most of all in life James enjoyed farm life, spending time with family and friends, and his vacations at Barbados and at the beaches.
James is preceded in death by his son J. Shawn Martin, and survived by his daughter Lisa Siler of Washington Pa, and son J.D. Martin of West Alexander Pa.
His siblings Velma Howell (Sebring Fl.), Patricia Kreller (Cottonwood Az.), Richard (Debra) Martin (St. George Ut), Thomas (Gail) Martin (Glendale Az.)
Grandchildren Jakob (Cassie) Siler, and Jeffrey Siler of Prosperity Pa, Lacey (Nathan) Shipman of West Alexander, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the West Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, or the Claysville Volunteer Fire Department.
There will be no visitation at the request of the deceased and services private. Arrangements are entrusted to Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main Street Claysville Pa 15323 724-663-7373 www.youngfhinc.com