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Joel John Martin

Joel John Martin passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 59. Born in Bristol, son of the late Peter and Ardell Schweizer Martin, he has been a lifelong Bristol resident. He was a graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1973 and was employed for many years as a Supervisor/Printer at Aspire in Morrisville, Pa. Joel loved fishing with his son and good buddy, Joel, and attending Eagles games with his daughter, April. He also enjoyed swimming and baseball but most especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Sharon Voroscak Martin, and will be sadly missed by his children, Joel John Martin II (Lisa), and April Martin-Brown (William). He was the devoted grandfather of Chloe, Heidi, and Colin. He is also survived by 1 brother, Jim Martin (Raeann), 2 sisters, Judy Potena and Jill Campbell (Drew), his mother and father-in-law, George and Catherine Voroscak, his sister-in-law, Mary Saxton and brothers-in-law, Richard Voroscak and Robert Voroscak (Beth) along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to his hospice nurse, Kami, Barbara, Dr. Vaughn and all his friends at the YMCA.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Gathering on Thursday evening, December 11, 2014, 7-9:00pm at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Joel's memory can be made to Trustee's of the Univ. of Penna., c/o Abramson Cancer Center Development, 3535 Market Street, Ste 750, Philadelphia, Pa 19104.