Richard W. “Bud” Martin

Richard W. “Bud” Martin

Richard W. “Bud” Martin, 82, of Beaver, formerly of Center Twp., reached out and touched the hand of God on Monday, March 22, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Rochester, PA on November 2, 1938 the son of the late William and Diane Martin.  He started his career in the IT Department by working with J&L Steel, then spent 27 years with HH Robertson, and finally retiring with FedEx.  He was a past master and a 50 year member with the (former Woodlawn) St. James Chapter of the Free and Accepted Masons #457.  He was a lifelong and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa where he sang in the choir for more than 60 years.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and being a snowbird in Florida, but more than anything he enjoyed being with his family whom he loved more than life itself!

He is survived by his beloved wife Audrey; three daughters: Michelle & Dave Kuhni, Center Twp.; Kelly & Steve Paris, Williamsburg, VA; and Pam & Ray Boring, Potter Twp.; 4 grandchildren: Kate (Brian) Levengood, NJ; Ricky (Natalie) Capelli, TX; Nick (Hayley) Shawger, Center Twp.; and Ryan (Ley Ann) Capelli, LA; 5 great grandchildren: Will, Owen & Finn Levengood; and Colton and Clayton Capelli; 3 siblings: Kenneth Martin, Brighton Twp.; Elsie Spearing, Beaver; and Tim (Chris) Martin, SC.; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law: Helen Martin, and a brother-in-law Leroy Spearing.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 3pm ~ 8pm in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF ALIQUIPPA.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11AM in the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa. Members of the St. James F&AM Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service on Thursday at 7pm in the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Gallagher Hospice, especially Lori and Jocelyn for their wonderful care. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa. 2816 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001.

4 thoughts on “Richard W. “Bud” Martin

  1. Dear Kelly and Steve and the Martin Family,
    We were saddened to learn of your father’s passing.
    He was an imposing gentleman who has a truly impressive array of interests and accomplishments. He made a very positive impression on both of us.
    With love from your pals,
    Trinh and Jim

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing a few days ago. We have many fond memories of him from church and the neighborhood. His musical abilities and his fun nature made him such a likable person. His daughter Michelle was at Sewickley Hospital as a nurse in labor/delivery when I delivered my daughter Keri. She was most helpful. Yours was a wonderful family, and Bud will be missed greatly.

  3. Richard was a terrific boss. I heard that he wasn’t doing well for a while. He sang at my wedding when my husband and I got married.
    He is in a better place now.
    Even though I haven’t seen him for years I always thought about him.
    He will be missed.

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