Albert A. Martin, Jr., 69 of Treasure Lake passed away peacefully at home with his beloved wife by his side. Mr. Martin was born in Washington County, Pa on October 27, 1949 to the late Albert Anthony Martin Sr. and Mary Geraldine (Spin) Martin. Al married his beautiful wife and soul mate, Mary Jane Olson – DeJohn, on September 2, 1989. The two were a match made in heaven and inseparable enjoying each other’s company beyond compare. Mary survives and resides in Treasure Lake. Mr. Martin was a Vietnam veteran; who, after faithful and honorable service to his country, was employed by Owens Illinois (OI) where he remained for 47 years, retiring in 2016. Al, through hard work, dedication, and perseverance, rose through the ranks to Senior Plant Manager; an extraordinary accomplishment fraught with long hours, sleepless nights, and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Nonetheless, Al loved his work and was the consummate professional who lived and breathed OI. It was more than “just a job”, it was a way of life … it was his life . During his tenure at OI, Al together with his wife, through transfers with the company took them to Ohio, Montreal, Quebec, Michigan and Toronto. They forged their life together enjoying every precious moment living in new and exciting places they called home. Al was the sort who loved keeping physically active; particularly playing golf. As such, he was the president of the Treasure Lake Golf Association playing as often as he could with the “Over-The-Hill-Gang”, a close-knit group of buddies rivaled by few. He also enjoyed sports. Besides being a die-hard Steelers and Pirates fan, he held a fondness for horse and dog racing. Above all, Al was a very special kind of man. He was the kind of man who could balance his love and dedication of career with unwavering devotion to family. Albert was a family man full of humility, love, and kindness possessing an unmatched love for his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He was an amazing person with an incredible spirit and zest for life who will be sorely missed by his family and his many, many friends.
In addition to his best friend, soul mate, and spouse, Mary, Al is survived by three children; Brooke Shumaker and her husband Robb of Punxsutawney; Brandon DeJohn of Columbus, OH; and, Anthony Martin of DuBois. He is also survived by his two very special grandchildren whom he loved tremendously, Isabella DeJohn and Alex Shumaker. Al is the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by both of his parents,
Friends will be received at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc in Big Run on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. A private family funeral will be held. Mr. Martin will be interred at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois, PA.