Times West Virginian
Ralph E. Martin, 93, beloved husband of the late Geraldine (nee Harbert) Martin, loving father of the late Arch Dale Martin and dear brother of the late Allen Martin, passed away Friday (Dec. 20, 2013).
Martin entered service in the U.S. Army in 1937. He served in the 201st Infantry Regiment. He remained on active duty and later served during the Battle of the Bulge, 75th INF DIV Europe, in France, Belgium and Germany. He was a life member of the 201st Infantry/Field Artillery Association, PO Box 201, Morgantown, WV
26505. He separated in 1956
as a master sergeant.
Friends may greet family from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040. There will be a Mason Masonic Blue Lodge No. 678 F&AM and Scottish Rite Ring Service at 7 p.m. Friday, also at Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery in Shinnston, with a graveside service at 11:30 a.m Saturday. The Shinnston VFW has been requested to provide a firing squad to render the 21-gun salute.
Memorial donations may be made to Mason Masonic Lodge No. 678 F&AM, PO Box 113, Mason, OH 45040.