EASTON—Robert L. “Bob” Martin, 85, a resident of Easton for the past 25 years, passed away on June 14, 2021 unexpectedly.
Born in Brockton, a son of Oscar and Eva (Beland) of Brockton, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton Business School.
A veteran of the US Air Force, he served as A/2c where he met his future wife Yvonne (Denet) Martin in France and came back to Brockton where they had 4 boys.
He started Martin Last Remodeling, and shoe and clog businesses in Brockton before moving to California for 20 years to continue his career in research and development at Vans sneaker company.
He then moved back to Easton to care for his aging parents, He enjoyed woodworking and making his wishing wells. He loved a good cup of coffee and smooth talking the ladies.
Robert is survived by his children, Jeffrey Martin and his wife Paula (Spadea) of Brockton, Philip Martin and his wife Evelyn Nye of Avon, Gerald Martin and his wife Lisa of Lincolnton, NC., and Robert Martin Jr. of Brockton; his siblings, Marie Pentleton of Brockton, Louise Raynard of Avon and Doris Sacco of CT., two grandchildren, Nicole Martin of Taunton and Thimothee Martin of Brockton; and one great grandchild, Gianna. He was also the brother of the late Edward Martin and Joseph Martin.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street, Easton, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the Pearl Street United Methodist Church, 415 Pearl Street, Brockton. Interment with military honors will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Donations in Robert’s memory may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oak Road, Waltham, MA. 02452. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com