Robert H. Martin, 88, died Thursday (June 23, 2016) at his home.
He was born on June 24, 1927 in Newton, Ks., the son of Harold M. and Pearl E. Rowland Martin. Bob graduated from Newton High School in 1945, shortly after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Bob married Gloria Beamgard on December 10, 1954 in Newton. They continued to live in Newton until moving to Wichita in 1972.
After being discharged Bob attended Southwestern College in Winfield and Wichita State University where he played football. He went to work for Handland Supply in Newton for a short time. Bob later worked as an Industrial Engineer at Boeing Aircraft for 20 years, he has also been a Production Manager at Love Box Company in Wichita.
Bob was a very active member of the Hillside Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Wichita, the Newton Masonic Lodge, Wichita Consistory of the Scottish Rite, Midian Shrine where he enjoyed being a hospital van driver.
Survivors include his wife Gloria of the home; son Robert Martin of Waco, Tx.; daughter Laura Richardson of Topeka; grandchildren Jeff Martin and Audrey Martin both of Halstead, and granddaughter Clare Richardson Manganiello and great granddaughter Olivia Manganiello both of Tecumseh, Ks.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday (June 25, 2016) at the Hillside Christian Church, 8330 East Douglas, in Wichita.
A memorial has been established with the Hillside Christian Church, Kansas Christian Home and the Shrine Plane of Mercy, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.