Harold's Story

PORTAGE - Harold (Pete) Martin, 76, passed away December 22, 2014, at TAMC. He was born in Ashland, Oct. 18, 1938, the son of the late Harry and Marion (Sylvester) Martin.

He was very proud to be a Mason Brother of Pioneer Lodge #72 of Ashland for 31 years, where he received the "Mason of the Year" award in 2012. He was a 25 year member of Tillikum Chapter #99, Order of Eastern Star in Ashland and was made a "Shining Star of Maine" in 2008. He was a life member of the Aroostook Shrine and worked at the Circus selling balloons for a number of years with the Anah Shrine Temple of Bangor. He was a volunteer for the Food Pantry in Ashland, and worked with the Over 50's Group here in Portage for the last 9 years. He made many friends in all these groups as he loved to eat wherever there was food and friends to share it with.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Condon Martin for 56 years; a son, Dale Martin of Owls Head, ME; a daughter, Deadra Martin of Treasure Island, FL and a grand-daughter, Jennilee Martin of Windham ME; one sister Laura Mega and two brothers Harry (Sam) Martin and Don Martin. He was pre-deceased by one brother Guy Martin. He was loved by many in-laws and out-laws, cousins, friends and many Mason Brothers.

A memorial service will be held at the Advent Church, 42 Exchange St., Ashland, at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014. There will be a Masonic funeral by his beloved brothers with sharing of memories and food following in the church basement.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Pioneer Lodge No. 72 AF & AM in c/o David Basley, PO Box 495, Ashland, ME 04732.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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