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September 10, 1992

F. H. Martin Sr.

Bethlehem Steel retiree

Frederick Harold Martin Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel metallurgical-service engineer, died Saturday at his Timonium home of prostate cancer.

A memorial service is planned for 9:30 a.m. today at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road in Timonium.

The 72-year-old Clearspring native attended public schools and Frostburg State University. He joined Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1938 in the metallurgical department.

In 1944, he entered the Army and fought with the 2nd Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge, during which he received a Purple Heart. Mr. Martin returned to Bethlehem Steel following his discharge from the service in 1946 and retired in 1986.

An enthusiastic sports fan, he attended many Colts, Orioles and Bullets games. He also admitted to a secret passion for the the New York Yankees, according to his daughter. He belonged to a bowling team and a monthly poker club composed of his former associates from Bethlehem Steel. He was also an avid bridge player.

He was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club for many years.

A pipe smoker with many pipes, he also had a collection of hats, to which his friends and family continually contributed.

Mr. Martin also was admired for his culinary skills, having mastered Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, which he enjoyed preparing in huge quantities, said his daughter.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Inez Greco; a daughter, Mary Frances Martin of Columbia; a son, Frederick H. Martin Jr. of Pasadena, Calif.; a sister, Eileen Woodruff of Phoenix, Ariz.; a nephew, Horace W. Woodruff of Fawn Grove, Pa.; and a niece, Barbara Radziemski of Pullman, Wash. A sister, Merle Borkowski, died years ago.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Friends of ,, Patrick Walsh, Prostate Cancer Research Fund, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21287. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. today at Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road in Towson, for Gregory Lloyd Devigne, a Timonium resident who drowned Monday.

The 22-year-old graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University's University Park campus.

He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and held various offices in the fraternity. As chairman of the education program on date rape, he developed and coordinated a cross-campus program for 900 fraternity pledges. He was a lifeguard at a Hampton pool at the time of his death.

He received his early education in Summit, N.J., where he was born. After moving to Timonium in 1977, he attended Baltimore County schools. While a student at Loch Raven High School, Mr. Devigne was a varsity lacrosse player and was active in Peer Helpers, a student counseling organization.

He was a member of Maryland Presbyterian Church and had been president of its Youth Fellowship Organization. Mr. Devigne enjoyed deep-sea fishing with his father and brother aboard the Frog, the family boat. He also surfed and skied.

He is survived by his mother, Martha J. Cook of Timonium; his father, Lloyd W. Devigne of Millersville; and a brother, Peter H. Devigne of Timonium.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Gregory L. Devigne Memorial Fund, Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105

Providence Road, Towson, Md. 21286.

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