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James Martin

January 17, 1933 — October 10, 2011

James Martin


James Ronald Martin, age 78 of Cambridge, MD, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at William Hill Manor, Easton, MD.

Born on January 17, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of the late Nimrod N. Martin and Frieda Ivie Martin.

James was a graduate of Philippi High School, Class of 1951, Philippi, West Virginia.

After graduation he served his country in the United States Marine Corp having served from July 1, 1952 to September 10, 1954 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Martin was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

On May 1, 1954 he married the former Helen A. Weidinger in Queens Village, NY.

Mr. Martin had worked for numerous engineering companies where he coordinated projects with nuclear submarine applications. This was a very exciting time in his career and he enjoyed being apart of such technical advancements.

He became a partner in International Research Associates, Gaithersburg, MD from where he retired. While residing in Montgomery County, he was an automobile enthusiast. James was a true Washington Redskins football fan.

In 2002 he and his wife moved to Cambridge from Olney, MD. He was a communicant of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church and a member of the VFW Post 7460.

James loved his family and his pets.

Surviving besides his wife Helen of 57 years, are four children Stephen Brian Martin and his wife Katherine Cagley Martin of Darnestown, MD. James Alan Martin and his wife Teresa Karas of Lutherville, MD, Eileen Marie Martin and her husband Stephen Ciampichini of Silver Spring, MD and Paul Anthony Martin and his wife Kristina Martin of Walkersville, MD; a sister LaDonn Eckberg and her husband Charles; a brother Robert Martin and his wife Stephanie; four grandchildren Jennifer Ross, Katherine Pfleger, Brian James Martin and Meleah Martin; three great-grandchildren Madeline Ross, Katie Ross and Blake Ross; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th at St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, 1515 Glasgow Street, Cambridge. The family will receive friends a half hour prior in the church and immediately following the Mass at the VFW Post 7460, Sandy Hill Rd., Cambridge. Celebrant will be The Rev. William J. Lawler. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Mr. Martin’s memory to St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, PO Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. To view online condolences, please visit

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