John "Jack" Clifford Martin
April 16, 1929 – February 10, 2020
JOHN “Jack” CLIFFORD MARTIN left us to join God early Monday morning, February 10, 2020. Jack was born April 16, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the son of Frank James Martin Sr. and Alice (nee Pendelton) Martin (both deceased). At 17, He graduated from East High School, and soon after, enlisted in the US Army. Serving his country from 1946 to 1948, he was stationed in the Korean in the DMZ as a border guard. He recounted stories about his time in Korea, including stories about taking a massive army ship across the Pacific Ocean. Jack was honorably discharged in January, 1948 after spending six months in a military hospital in Texas. He returned home to Cleveland and met the girl of his dreams, Mary Ann Hughes. Jack and Mary Ann were married on June 28, 1952. He graduated from the Case Institute of Technology with a B.S in Electrical Engineering in 1954. Jack and Mary Ann built a new home in Wickliffe, Ohio in 1956. He did much of the work in the house, including building the bedrooms on the second floor for their growing family. Jack was an avid gardener and grew his own tomatoes, cucumbers, and vegetables in the backyard. In October, 1968, they relocated to Lyndhurst, Ohio. Jack was an Electrical Engineer for Bailey Meter Company. He retired at age 50, and then went right back to work for Vitec for another 15 years. He held several patents through Bailey Meter for his engineering work. He was an avid golfer who was involved in many Men’s Leagues, and volunteered at Fowler’s Mill after his retirement. Jack was an excellent bridge player and belonged to several bridge groups. His “girls” were born while they lived in Wickliffe and survive: Christine Brault (Pierre), Kathleen McGill (Scott) Janet DiFranco (Valerino) and Alice O’Donnell (Timothy). Mary Ann passed away in 2011, and Jack moved back to Wickliffe to live with his oldest daughter. Jack leaves a strong family legacy in his grandchildren: Pierre Jacques Brault (Brian Marshall), Dominic Brault (Rachael), Monica Camino (Christopher), Rosemarri Colosi (Bryan), Morena DiFranco, Bridget O’Donnell, Kara Shaw (Kenny), and Abbey Gulley (Jef). He was “Gi-Gi” (Great- Grandpa) to Henri and Sonny Brault; Abriana and Natalina Camino; Capri Colosi; Noli, Lily, Poppy and Declan Shaw. Survivors also include sisters-in-law Ione Martin and Pat Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his brothers Frank and Bill Martin, sisters Mary Arlene Martin and Marge McIntrye (Jay, deceased). Jack was soft-spoken, a kind and gentle soul. He loved his family and enjoyed Sunday, afternoons when he and Mary Ann would host family pasta dinners.The family is very grateful to The Hospice of the Western Reserve, and Mt. St. Joseph Rehab Center for their outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mercury Theatre Company, The Hospice of The Western Reserve, or Mt. St. Joseph Rehab Center. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am Thursday February 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Private Entombment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD Rd. Mayfield Hts., (at Lander Rd.) THURSDAY 10 AM TO 11 AM. Online condolences and guest registry www.diciccoandsonsfh.com
- Mercury Theatre Company
- Hospice of the Western Reserve
- Mt. St. Joseph Rehab Center
- Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 13, 2020
- Private Entombment
John "Jack" Clifford Martin
February 14, 2020
I was sorry to hear at the last moment that jack has now moved in with my father Charles J Arth, Grace Arth (martin) Frank and billy.
I get to see ione not too often. My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. The world has lost a great guy with a good humor.
May the family try and have a great year.
bob arth (parents grace martin and charles j arth).
Rodolfo & Anna (Di Fiore) Leva
February 13, 2020
Janet and Val - Sending you our deepest condolences. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sincerely,
Rodolfo & Anna (Di Fiore) Leva, and
Maria, Tina, Anthony, and Lisa Di Fiore.
Masina & Giuseppe Santangelo
February 12, 2020
Dear Janet and Martin Family,
We hope you will find the inner strength to go through and overcome this sad and difficult moment.
We are close to you in spirit.
Our deepest and sincere condolences.
Masina & Giuseppe
February 11, 2020
Our hearts and prayers are with you all. So sorry we can't be there for his service. Please know we thought the world of our dear Uncle Jack...Sending love and prayers from NMB. ⛳💔🙏 - Kelly & Mike (Martin) Canter