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ISLAND FALLS - Richard K. Martin, 82, died Oct. 19, 2014 at a Bangor healthcare facility. He was born July 16, 1932 at Houlton, the son of Ronald and Virginia (Roberts) Martin.

Richard served in the US Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Bryant College with a BA and went to work in Aerospace for Lockheed in California. Richard then moved on to work for Sikorsky Helicopter until his retirement in 1995. He was known as "the man from Maine" when it came to tough financial negations. He would go on to meet kings, celebrities and a private meeting with a pope as he went through life. He often said he had no regrets and was blessed to have had the love of not one but two incredible women. He was a member of the Whittier Congregational Church and a 50 year member of the order of Masons.

Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy (St. Onge) Alford Martin of Island Falls; two sons, Ronald Martin of New Haven, CT, Arthur Martin of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren, Alan Martin and Anjelica Martin; two special cousins; Craig Banton, Ted Roberts; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife of 49 years Marilyn Martin, a son, Alan Martin, and a sister, Ramona Martin Lunn.

Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the St. Agnes Cemetery, Island Falls. Following the service the family invites relatives and friends for a time of refreshment and remembrance at their home at 20 Burleigh St., Island Falls. Those who wish to remember Richard in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the charity of their choice c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  October 23, 2014
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