NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Robert D. "Bob" Martin, II, 58, of New Philadelphia, died suddenly Wednesday evening, March 27, 2013, in his home.

Born in Dennison on Dec. 17, 1954, he was a son of Ruth Shalosky Martin of Port Washington and the late Robert D. "Bob" Martin.

Bob was a 1973 graduate of Indian Valley South High School before going to work for Alsco until 1977 when he joined Dan Fox Construction. He Joined the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District in 1979 where he worked for the next two decades.

In 1998, he realized a longtime ambition of opening his own concrete and construction company and for the next decade owned and operated Martin Concrete and Construction. He worked for Village of Newcomerstown Street Department from 2008 until recently.

When not busy with work duties, Bob delighted in spending time with his son and friends toiling in his garage, attending and participating in ATV pulls, watching basketball and following motocross racing.

Bob was loved by many friends and family who include his wife of 37 years, the former Lucinda "Cindi" Fisher Martin, who survives of the home; his son, Andy (wife Karen) Martin of Dover; four sisters, Janet (Jerry) Barker and Beverly (Dan) Kinsey, both of Port Washington, Mary Lou Killam of Stone Creek and Shirley (Chuck) Muhs of Newcomerstown, also survive. His father- and mother-in-law, Dick and Judy Barr Fisher of Uhrichsville; and many nieces and nephews complete the family.

Funeral services were April 2, 2013, at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia.

Pastor Scot Caley officiated Bob's funeral service in the funeral home's chapel with burial in the Port Washington Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Those unable to attend were invited to share memories and condolences with the family and light a candle on Bob's permanent memorial on the funeral home's web site,