Theodore R. “Ted” Martin, 77, of Connellsville, passed away on Monday January 6, 2020 at Mt. Saint Macrina Manor, Uniontown.
He was born May 15, 1942 in Monarch, a son of the late Paul and Catherine (Struhalla) Martin.
Ted graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in the Class of 1960. He was a lifelong, devoted member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Connellsville.
Ted proudly served his Country in the United States Army.
In his early years, Ted worked as a coal miner.
He then became a self-employed carpenter for more than 40 years. He was proudly self-taught in carpentry and learned everything he knew from experience. He proudly did carpentry woodwork for his church and many other churches, businesses, and residences throughout the years.
He was a member of the Slovak Club, Connellsville and the Knights of Columbus No. 948.
Ted is survived by his children, Theodore S. Martin and his husband Dwayne Heckert of Camp Hill and Lori C. Padilla of Connellsville; grandchildren, Christian A. Padilla, Kelsey L. Padilla, and Brenden Z. Padilla; brothers, Paul John Martin of Uniontown, Fred Martin of Moorseville, NC; sisters, Mary Miller of Mill Run, Lillian Martin of Connellsville and Bernadette Frisch of Langhorne, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine W. Martin; brother, Raymond Martin; and for a period of time, Ted was also married to the late, Joyce (Vilella) Martin.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Friday from 1pm – 8pm. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 10am – 11:30am when Prayers of Transfer will be held and full Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 & 762.
A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville at 12 Noon with Rev. Fr. Paul Lisik as Celebrant.
Committal will follow at St. John R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.
In lieu of flowers, Ted’s family requests that donations be made in his name to Fayette Friends of Animals - 223 Searight Herbert Road Uniontown, PA 15401.
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