Bruce Martin

ATTICA--Bruce C. Martin, 75, of 255 E. Perry St., Tiffin, died Monday morning, May 4, 1992, at the home of his friends, Don and Jan Corbin, in Graytown. He had been ill the past three months.

Born March 30, 1917, in Reed Township, Seneca County, he was a son of Bert and Alice (Covert) Martin.

Surviving are a brother, Paul, Attica; two nieces, Diane Straub and June Martin, both of Attica; three grandnieces; and two great-grandnephews.

A 1940 graduate of Heidelberg College, he took additional work at The Ohio State University then received his master of arts degree in 1956 from the University of Alabama. From 1941-45, he served in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. Mr. Martin taught at the Junior Order Home in Tiffin for one year, taught history at Nevada High School for 12 years, then taught in West Geauga High School for 21 years before retiring in 1979. In 1980 he served as assistant director of admissions at Heidelberg College, then taught history at the Weekend College from 1981-82. In 1983, he was awarded the Heidelberg College citation for significant contribution to the life and the college and to his profession and society.

Mr. Martin was a charter member of the Founder's Club and a member of the President's Club. A member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Tiffin, where he taught Sunday school, he was also a member of the Seneca County Museum board of directors.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lindsey Funeral Directors, 14 E. Tiffin St., Attica. The Rev. William Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery. A memorial service of celebration will also be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity UCC, 131 E. Perry St.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Bruce C. Martin memorial fund to Heidelberg College in care of John Cross, 255 Riverside Drive, Tiffin 44883.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Tuesday, May 5, 1992