Norman A. Martin, 88, formerly of Kearny, NJ died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Brethren Village, Lancaster, PA. Born in Kearny, NJ, he was the son of the late John S. and Florence M. Ferguson Martin. He was married for 67 years to Elizabeth A. Waugh Martin.
Norman served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He worked as a chemical engineer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kearny, NJ, where he was a deacon, trustee, and choir member. He was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop #1 in Arlington, NJ for over 25 years and received the Order of the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of the VFW Post # 8885 in New Jersey and the Birding Club in Ft. Myers, FL. Norman enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: 2 daughters, Karen E. wife of Robert DeBell of Gaithersburg, MD, Barbara M. wife of George Droz of Lancaster, PA; 2 grandchildren, Daniel R. and Dana E. Droz. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Martin.
Funeral Services will be held from the First Baptist Church 650 Kearny Ave. Kearny, NJ on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11 AM with interment following in Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to either the VFW post #8885 or Boy Scouts of America.