LEAVITTSBURG - Anthony A. Martin III, 71, of 5000 Anderson Anthony Road, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial while visiting his daughter, Kellie J. Martin.
He was born July 8, 1942, a son of Anthony A. Martin Jr. and his beloved wife, Helen Deanne Paully Martin.
A graduate of Leavittsburg High School, class of 1960, Mr. Martin attended Ohio State University from 1960 to mid-1964 in the five-year engineering program, and was a brother of the Triangle Fraternity.
He enjoyed playing football at OSU (2nd and 3rd string) for Coach Woody Hayes, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Martin was also a dual major graduate of Youngstown State University. He was employed for 40 years as manager of production for Reactive Titanium Metals in Niles.
Mr. Martin continued the "sense of community" legacy laid by his father and grandfather and remained heavily involved in his community throughout his entire life. He was president of the non-profit organization, Leavittsburg Athletic Club, an organization that raises funds to provide for many needs of local children, for many years.
He enjoyed coaching baseball and loved being part of an organization that not only helped his own children, but all children in his community. He was a positive father figure to many children who crossed his path in life.
Dearest to his heart was caring for and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed travel, fishing, reading and woodworking and was a hobby train enthusiast.
Mr. Martin is survived by his daughter, Kellie J. Martin of DeBary, Fla.
Preceding him in death were his son, Anthony A. "Bud" Martin IV; his ex-wife, Darlene K. "Peaches" Martin; and his brother, Jonpaul R. Martin.
"Heaven has received another angel Daddy. If God had allowed me to select my own father, I could never have found anyone better than you. You were not only my father, you were my friend, my confidant and my protector. I could always count on you for support. You were the best father that anyone could wish for. I miss you so much Daddy ... I love you!"
Material tributes may be made to the Fallen Viking Fund, c/o Attorney Michael Babyak, 3181 Larchmont Ave., Warren, OH 44483. "Daddy would've liked that," his daughter said.
Arrangements were handled by Dignity Memorial in Orange City, Fla.