Robert Martin

Obituary of Robert D. Martin

Robert D. "Bob" Martin passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center at the age of 70. Bob was born in Jamestown on June 5, 1952, the son of the late Robert H. and Margaret Gilblad Martin, and was a 1970 graduate of Southwestern Central School. Bob worked in the furniture industry all of his adult life. He was a natural born salesman. He worked in earlier years for the former Cornell and Reins in Jamestown. For 18 years, he worked at his family business, Martin's Village Furniture in Sugar Grove, Pa. He was currently employed at Arthur F, Shultz in Erie, Pa. Bob loved listening and dancing to local bands, having won several disco dance contests in earlier years. He was also a devoted New York Yankee fan. Bob was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Surviving is his daughter, Wendy (Daniel) Driscoll of Wrentham, MA; five grandchildren: Christopher, Johnathan, Zachary, Brandon, and Ashley (Matt) Madeiros; three great-grandchildren: Layla, Kylee and Madison Madeiros; Bob's companion of 19 years, Rozanne Hammond; and two sisters: Pamela (Scott) Swanson of Sarasota, FL and Debra (John) Elfin of Jamestown. He is also survived by nephews, Kevin Swanson, Matthew Martin and a niece, Lisa Painter. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret Martin, both in 2008; a sister, Patricia Gronquist in 2018; and a nephew, Michael Hoag. Per Bob's wishes, a private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed. Memorials in Bob's name may be made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263; or Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701.
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