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Mr. Francis Willliam "Frank" Martine, Jr.

Obituary for Mr. Francis Willliam "Frank" Martine, Jr.

April 1, 1941 - March 7, 2021
Parma, Ohio | Age 79

Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, and Treasured Brother, Uncle and Friend of Many

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Francis William "Frank" Martine, Jr., age 79, of Parma, Ohio, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Frank was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1941. He was a 1959 graduate of James Ford Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Frank served his country during the Vietnam War and for 20 years as a career Airman in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from the Air Force in March 1981. Frank was an active member of V.F.W. Post 1974 in Parma and was a member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 8 of Medina, Ohio. As a second career, Frank worked for 17 years as a school bus driver for the North Royalton City Schools, a position he truly loved. Frank also will be remembered as a great cook and barbeque master, and a devout fan and supporter of the Cleveland Browns, and all Cleveland sports teams. Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years Diane Leshock-Martine; his daughters Victoria Jabar and Renatta Martine; his grandchildren Kameron, Hunter, and Chandler; his sister Janet Bandsuch (Michael); his niece Margaret Kaufmann (Bandy) and his nephew Steve Lambert (Loretta); and great-nieces Krista and Lita Kaufmann and Reena Lambert. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Francis William "Fran" Martine, Sr., and Margaret Edna (nee Wilson) Martine. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Funeral service at the funeral home on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 11:00am. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors will follow at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 www.stjude.org.

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