CLARENCE MARTIN, SR. PASSES

Clarence A. Martin, Sr., 82, of Mount Pleasant Township, Honesdale, Pa., died Dec. 4, 2011, in Bethany Village, Bethany, Pa., after an illness.

Born January 1, 1929, in Plattsburg, N.Y., he was the son of Lewis and Irene Cross Martin. He attended the Bethany Presbyterian Church with his family.

Mr. Martin spent his life working with Standardbreds in several states and was a member of the USTA. He was a leading driver and trainer up and down the east coast, competing at Pocono Downs, Liberty Bell, Brandywine, Freestate, Baltimore Raceway, Atlantic City Racetrack and Vernon Downs.

His most memorable horse came in 1981, when he trained and drove the world champion Temujin. In his later years he and his wife could be found following the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit.

Mr. Martin is survived by his children, Clarence A. Jr. (Mary), James, Sherry Hannah, Phillip (Michele) and Vernon (Missy); sisters, Doris, Cindy, Janet and Linda; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy (Sasser); and a sister, Stella.

A memorial service will be held on Friday (Dec. 16) at 7 p.m. at the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431. Friends may visit on Friday (Dec. 16) from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorial cntributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.