Laurence A. Martin, age 85, passed away May 25, 2014, at Hillman Haven.

Laurence was born on April 4, 1929 to the late Burney K. Martin and Helen (Bratt) Martin in Newark, N.J. He married Carol E. Brink on May 23, 1989, in Livonia, Mich. He served as a Presbyterian Minister for 32 years, retiring in 1991.

Laurence is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Annie) Martin; three children, Barry (Donna) Martin of Cinncinati, Ohio, Robert (Erin) of Cinncinati, Ohio, Elizabeth Martin of Crestline, Calif.; three step-children, Scott Edgar of Alpena, Tracy (Barry) Malone of Higbee, Mo., Neal (Camilla) Edgar of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces; and one sister, Elinor (Edward) Moore of Madison, Wisc.

Laurence is preceded in death by his brother Staton Martin.

Per his wishes, Laurence has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for anatomical donation.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Alpena at a later date.