MOUNT VERNON — Herbert Eugene “BB” Martin, 90, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the ones he loved most. He is, and always will be, remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather who cherished the moments he had with the people who brought the most joy to his full life.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps., and retired from PPG Industries.

Herbert is survived by his two sons, Mitch and Jeff; his daughter-in-law and five grandchildren who will all miss him dearly, but will take comfort in knowing he is finally at peace and who will hold on to the endless memories they have had of and with him.

Herbert was preceded in death by Doris Martin, his wife of 68 years, as well as his son, Doug Martin.

In keeping with Herbert’s wished, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Herbert’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Herbert Eugene “BB” Martin.


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