Emil Martin

Emil B. Martin, 91, of Bobtown, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born Monday, Dec. 2, 1928, in Bobtown, son of Joseph and Anna Tencer Martin.

Emil was a lifelong resident of Bobtown. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired coal miner, having worked at J&L Steel Corp. Shannopin Mine, of Bobtown, and was a member of UMWA Local # 6159. He was a member of Saint Matthias Parish, Saint Ignatius Worship site, of Bobtown, Bobtown Polish Club and the Mount Morris American Legion. Emil was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish, and he also enjoyed cooking for his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Anna Jones, two brothers Joseph and Michael Martin, his brother and sister, John and Margaret in infancy, two nephews, Art Jones and Paul Martin.

He is survived by his sister Marie Kovach, of Greensboro, two brothers Edward “Bucky” Martin, of Bobtown, Stephen Martin, of Watkins Glen, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, 15 N. Main St., Point Marion, Pa., 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and again from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, until 10:30 a.m., when brief prayers will be said in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Saint Matthias Parish, Saint Ignatius Worship site with Rev. Fr. Francis Frazer as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Section of Evergreen Memorial Park of Point Marion with Military Rites accorded graveside by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 747 and American Legion Post 499 of Point Marion.