SKOWHEGAN — Rudolph J. Martin, 84, of Mercer and formally of Mexico, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.
Born in Rumford on Sept. 14, 1926, he was the son of Patrick and Mary (Richard) Martin.
He worked on shrimp boats from Maine to California, was a self-employed painter, and a crane operator in the pulp and paper industry. Rudolph was a member of AA for 33 years, St. Therese’s Church in Mexico, VFW in Rumford, and the Snow Shoe Club. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and played the violin and banjo with a Blue Grass Band that played in various places around the Rumford area for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Stephen R. Martin and wife, Angela, of Litchfield, Roland J. Martin and wife, Shannon, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Janice M. Martin of Mexico, Carol M. Martin of Lisbon Falls, Cynthia J. Gibson and husband, James, of Mercer, Sharon A. Martin of Mercer, Marianne R. Cyr and husband, Arthur, of Rumford; four sisters, Dorothy M. Bernard and husband, Edgar, of Rumford, Dorina A. Bernard and husband, Olin, of Rumford, Annie M. Papsadora of Rumford, and Alice M. Cerenowicz and companion, Deforest Benjamin, of Spring Hill, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rudolph was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Edmund and Henry Martin.