Ralph's Story

VENICE, FLA. - Ralph Arthur Martin, 88, of Venice, Fla., died in his sleep on January 9, 2016. Ralph was born to the late Lala and Frank Martin in Greenbush, Maine on December 10th, 1927.

He graduated from high school at Good Will Hinckley and from the University of Maine. He later received honorary Doctorate degrees.

Ralph served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He started his distinguished career at Raytheon Company in 1955, and worked his way to be Vice President, President of Raytheon Service Company and President of Raytheon Europe. Ralph was active in many community organizations and held positions on various boards well into his retirement years.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Guida Wardwell; his brothers, George and Alfred; and a sister, Marylyn. He is survived by his second wife, Linda Martin; a daughter, Judith Shoemaker; and sons, Robert and Richard Martin.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 6th, at 10 AM, at the Orland Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland, Maine.

In the spirit of his exceptional generosity and civil mindedness, the family suggests that friends honor Mr. Martin through donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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