Pauline Elizabeth Martin, 100

On June 25, 2022, Pauline Elizabeth Martin, of Mesa, Arizona, was called home to God.

Pauline was born nearly 101 years ago in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

She graduated from New Castle High School and following WWII, married John B. (Jack) Martin of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. In her early years, Pauline worked as a telephone switchboard operator and then for more than 40 years with the Pennsylvania State Employment Bureau, where she retired at age 72. Pauline was a devoted member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City and more recently, Red Mountain United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona. She had a passion for the Meals on Wheels programs and for supporting youth. In her earlier life, she was an enthusiastic and very good bowler. A perfect day for Pauline was an early, long, and brisk walk, visits with friends, snuggling her granddogs and celebrating Happy Hour with a glass of wine.

Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Paul Burrows and Hazel Keelen Burrows and her husband, Jack. She is survived by her son, Paul Martin and daughter-in-law, Lynn Martin.

A Committal Service will be held on Friday July 8, 2022 at 10 am in the Chapel at the Castleview Cemetery in New Castle PA.

Local Arrangements entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Gifts in her memory may be made to Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117 or Suncrest Hospice, 4650 E Cotton Center Blvd #250, Phoenix, AZ 85040.

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3 thoughts on “Pauline Elizabeth Martin, 100

  1. My name is Walter Baney an I knew your Mother and Dad when I lived in Ellwood City. At the time I was living with my Step Mothers family the Books Virgil and Chester were friends of both your parents. They were very nice to me as a kid. I connected with your Mother again when I got out of the Army and She guided me through the unemployment office. Both of your parents were part of the greatest generation and I admired them very much. Now I am 85 and it is with great respect I remember your parents.

  2. Sadly missed by both of us. Loved to spend time with her over a glass of wine or a meal. Our deepest sympathy to Paul, Lynn and all whose life’s Pauline touched, Bob and Marty Anderton

  3. Dear Paul & Lynn,
    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Martin’s passing. Paul as you know, all Ellport moms were called “Mrs” or “Aunt”. Your mom was one of the moms any kid cold run to for help. Many happy memories of Duncan Av & Grim Street. Savors, Gretches, Gilchrist, Valentinos, Giancolas, Kobbes, Evans, Dreschers, Simons and Maines. Also enjoyed time with her at the Ladies Aux. Ellport Booster Club. She loved playing Tripoli. I’ll keep her in my prayers. Sue Westlund aka Susie Drescher.

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