Beanery Online Literary Magazine

July 18, 2013

In Memoriam: Chuck Martin, Jones Mills, PA

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Jones Mills, Pennsylvania

The Beanery Writers Group is sad to announce the loss of a dedicated member, Charles Martin of Jones Mills, Pennsylvania, on June 8.

Charles Martin 1927-2013

Charles Martin

Chuck’s memorial service is Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at Middle Presbytarian Church (Rt. 981, two miles north of Mt. Pleasant).
Sally will have copies of Chuck’s just-off-the-press book, Glad I Was Here (a retrospective book of his photographs from his youth to the present) at the memorial service. She requests that everyone attending the service take a free copy of Glad I Was Here and make a $20 donation to Pine Springs Camp Scholarships, 371 Pine Springs Camp Road, P.O. Box 186, Jennerstown, PA 15547, 814-629-9834, (in lieu of flowers or purchase of the book)
Pastor Linda (Snyder) also requests if anyone can bring food HEALTHY (such as fruit, cheese, etc.) as that is what Sally prefers.

Martin, Charles R. 86   Jones Mills


Charles R. Martin, 86, of Jones Mills, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, in his home. He was born July 1, 1927, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late James Wilmer Martin and Catherine Johnson Martin. He was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School in 1945, then served on the Lyman K. Swenson, a Navy destroyer in the Pacific Fleet during World War II. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1950.
In 1951, he met and married the love of his life, Sara L. Mitchell, of Beaver, his wife of 62 years.
Charles was a professional photographer whose photographs from the Pittsburgh area are now archived at the University of Pittsburgh History ULS Archives Service Center. Many of the photos are from his professional work, documentary work and personal friends and family from many years of living in Bradfordwoods in Allegheny County.
Charles traveled around the world with his (more…)