The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 8, 2013

James E. Martin

Star Beacon

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — FORT PIERCE, Fla. — James E. Martin, age 71, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Born in Bedford, Ohio, he moved here 40 years ago.

Prior to retirement from DOT, James was a long-haul truck driver.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #358, former member of the Legion Riders, Sons of AMVETS Post #92, and North End Club of Ashtabula, Ohio.

He loved riding his Harley; collecting glass swans, which he had over 200; playing the accordion, cooking, baking and fishing.

Survivors include his sisters, Nancy Boomhower and Judith (Charles) Blackwell, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Alice Wells and Mary (Robert) Hickey, both of Salisbury, Md.; biker buddy, Scott Myers; good friends, Joe and Barb Burnham; beloved dog “Roscoe”; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, James Drew Martin; and companion of many years, Sharon Chambers.

A Memorial Gathering will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11th, with a 11 a.m. Memorial Service to follow at HAISLEY FUNERAL HOME.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34981.

Arrangements are under the direction of HAISLEY FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE. An online guestbook may be signed at and