Niagara Gazette


November 24, 2012

Isabelle Ruth Martin


Isabelle Ruth Martin, age 76, of North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls, died on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness. Ruth was born on May 31, 1936 in Ransomville, the daughter of the late John H. and Dolly May (Langdon) Martin.
She was employed as a Custodian by the YMCA in Niagara Falls, in the 1980s. Previous to that she had worked on the assembly line at the Ford Gum Company and at Harrison Radiator in Lockport. Affectionately known as a real firecracker, Ruth enjoyed Bingo, summer picnics, and family gatherings. She attended Guild Care on Military Rd. and the John Duke Senior Center on Hyde Park Blvd. in Niagara Falls.
She is survived by her children, Debbie Mazzo of Rochester, NY, Rosemarie (Robert J.) Shaughnessy, Jr. and Timothy (Tammy) Martin, Sr., both of Niagara Falls, Barbara (Fred) Craft of Lockport and Stephen E. Crogan of North Tonawanda; her grandchildren, Hopemarie Turton, Robert Shaughnessy III, Andrea Meyer, Robert Lucas II, Felicia Craft, Tiffanni Meier, Timothy Martin, Jr., Taralyn Martin, and Carlisha Mazzo; her great-grandchildren, Robert, III and Emma Shaughnessy; a brother, Ronald Martin; a sister, Doris Kato; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two children, Johnny Crogan and Sherrie Mazzo; three brothers, Richard, Arthur, and Edward R. Martin; six sisters, Emma, Violet, Mary and Ida Martin, Marge Stopa, and June Lansberry; and a great-grandchild, Haven Turton.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Monday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria.
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