W. Bruce Martin, 86, died peacefully at home Sunday, July 16, 2017, holding the hand of his wife of 60 years.

Friends may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 21 at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507; to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, c/o Our Lady of the Lakes, 210 Keuka St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or to the Rushville First United Methodist Church, 22 N. Main St., Rushville, N.Y. 14544.

Bruce a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School, class of 1948. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska. Bruce a member of the National American Legion Post #0001. Dec. 26, 1956, he married Shirley Hemmer at St. Joseph Church in Wayland.

Bruce worked at Ralph Martin Tire until 1964. He owned and operated the Martin’s Dry Goods Store until his retirement.

He was honored in 2017 as a “Dedicated Citizen,” by the Rushville Historical Society. He and his wife, Shirley, were honored in the Memorial Day Parade. Bruce was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Shirley Hemmer Martin; two sisters, Lois Bailey of Branchport and Glenna Hughner of Virginia; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, William and Mildred Conley Martin; his sister, Betty J. Martin; and brother, Ralph Martin.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Martin family.