Thomas William Martin, 65, of Oil City, PA., died at 5:07 P.M. Thursday Dec. 17, 2020 at his home following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 7, 1955 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Robert J. & Margaret E. “Betty” Morrison Martin.
Tom was a 1974 graduate of Oil City High School.
He was employed for 30 years at Polk Center and has worked as an independent contractor for the last twenty years with Passavant.
Tom had a long and rewarding career caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. He compassionately believed this community should be treated with the same dignity and care as all. He instilled this compassion for service to others in both of his children.
He was a kind and generous man, and a friend to all. He loved being surrounded by nature, long countryside drives, house projects, gardening, animals and shooting the breeze with friends and family. He was not a man you would find sitting still. He loved life and wanted to fully participate. He always had his mind on the next project to keep him going.
Tom is survived by two children.
Amanda Martin & her partner Andy Westbrook of Wyoming
Thomas W.(Billy) Martin & his wife Stephanie of Franklin
Drew, Joseph, Ryker and Jagger
He is also survived by two sisters
Ginny Curran of Oil City& her fiancé Al Weaver
Peggy Weiser & her husband Tom of Oil City
Dan Martin & his wife Deb of Oil City
a sister- in-law
Patsy Martin of FL
and several nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by many many beloved friends including his best friend and colleague Ron Pastilock. Additionally Randy Wolverton, who Tom has been a caretaker and surrogate father to for over 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert J. Martin
There will be no viewing or visitation.
A Celebration of life will be held at a later date yet to be determined.
The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be made to the Venango County Humane Society.
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