Ronald S. Martin

Ronald S. Martin

Ronald S. Martin

BERNE — Ronald S. Martin of Berne, who cherished his sons and loved building classic cars, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 28, 2020. He was 53.

He was born on July 22, 1966 in Albany to Clyde and Christa Martin. After attending Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, he worked as a foreman at Callanan Industries Local 190 for 30 years, then worked an additional four years as a member of Local 158.

“Ron had a life-long passion for building classic cars and engaging in motor sports,” his family wrote in a tribute. “In addition to being a talented paver and mechanic, he mastered the art of cooking, baking, and gardening. Ron cherished the time he spent with his sons and would often boast how proud he was of the two of them. In his spare time, he could be found at Mickle’s garage or visiting his friends at the Maple on the Lake.”

He is survived by his two loving sons, Justin and Zachary Martin; his granddaughter, Liliana; his mother, Christa Martin; and his stepmother, Denise Martin.

He is also survived by his siblings, Inge Ivchenko and Alan Cohen, Anthony Martin and his wife, Jill; Michael Martin and Nicole Keppler, Keith Martin and his wife, Lynda; and Amanda Maleszweski and her husband, Justin; along with countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and his beloved dog Charlie.

His father, Clyde J. Martin, died before him.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Knox Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to attend.


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