Robert C. Martin

Jul 28, 2015

Aug. 5, 1938 - Aug. 24, 2007

NEW LONDON - Robert C. Martin, 69, of New London, died Friday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk after a short illness.

Bob was born Aug. 5, 1938 in New London, son of the late, Robert O. and Ruth (Robinson) Martin. He had lived most of his life in New London.

He worked in the family restaurant "Bob's Village Restaurant" and for Remote Site Catering in the Gulf of Mexico. He was also an oilfield operator and had managed the Mickey Mart in New London for several years.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a life time member and former commander of the New London American Legion Broome-Wood Post 292.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, family card games; was an Indians fan and loved to cook.

He is survived by his wife Rita Martin; daughters, Lisa (William) Vandergriff of Georgia, Antonia Martin at home, Susan (Dominic) Dambro of Ashland, Belinda Plues of New London and Christina Fowler of Olatha Kansas; and a son, Christopher (Holly Hoffman) Martin of New London; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia Ann Stewart of Ashland, Nanette Bilton of Norwalk and Elizabeth Pagniano of Port Clinton; and brothers, John Martin of New London and Jim Martin of Akron.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Street Cemetery in New London.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home.

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