News From Terre Haute, Indiana


December 7, 2013

Robert A. “Bob” Martin

Robert A. “Bob” Martin, 82, of Terre Haute died early Friday morning, December 6, 2013 in his residence. He was a Professor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for over 36 years. Bob was born June 2, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Irish immigrants, John Martin of County Limerick and Bridie Joyce Martin of County Galway.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Kathleen Sweeney Martin; four children, Michael Martin and his wife, Diana, of Oak Hill, VA, Bridget Martin of Fishers, IN, Timothy Martin and his wife, Alfega, of Zionsville, IN and Sarah Martin Easton and her husband, Brad, of Carmel, IN; eight grandchildren, Katherine & John Martin, Alyssa & Ashley Easton, Samantha, Timmy & Robby Martin and Annalise Bielefeld; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents;  two brothers, Jack Martin and Bill Martin; and an infant daughter, Therese.  

Bob attended Quincy College (IL) where he received his Bachelor’s degree and DePaul University where he received his Master’s degree. He continued post graduate and Ph.D. studies at Indiana University. He was a Korean War veteran having served with the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany. As a very active member of the former St. Ann Catholic Church, Bob was president of the Parish Council, head of the Bingo Team and sang in the church choir for 40 years. Most recently he was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Bob’s teaching career started in the fall of 1963 and continued until his retirement in 1999. In addition to his career at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods he also was a director of the Women’s External Degree Program. After retirement, Bob enjoyed traveling with his wife, Kathleen, to Mexico, Latin America, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. He was a Spanish language enthusiast having pretty much self taught himself so that he could speak Spanish when he was traveling. Bob was a volunteer at the Vigo County Public Library with the “English as a 2nd Language Program”,  was one of the original coaches of the Terre Haute Soccer League and was a member of AAUP.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for 4:00 P.M., Thursday, December 12, 2013 in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Rick Ginther officiating. Visitation is scheduled prior to services on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 P.M in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd St., Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876-0070 or to Catholic Charities, 1801 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Funeral information is also available at:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Edmons,William (2).jpg William Jefferson Edmons

    William Jefferson Edmons celebrated his 74th birthday by joining his Savior on July 9, 2014.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson,Loretta.jpg Loretta M. Brown Johnson

    Loretta M. Brown Johnson quietly passed away at her residence, in Terre Haute, Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayer,Thomas.jpg Thomas ‘Richard’ Maher

    Thomas ‘Richard’ Maher, 74, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Newlin,Marjorie.jpg Marjorie A. Newlin

    Marjorie A. Newlin, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2014 in Union Hospital.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sears,Jerry.jpg Jerry Allen Sears

    Jerry Allen Sears, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Stiffey.jpg Thomas E. Stiffey

    Thomas E. Stiffey of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Union Hospital.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Earle,JR.,Bobby.jpg Bobby Lee (Heavy) Earle Jr.

    Bobby Lee (Heavy) Earle Jr., 63, of Linton, passed away on July 11, 2014, at his residence.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thompson,Marjorie.jpg Marjorie M. Thompson

    Heaven has gained a dedicated servant and accomplished pianist as Mrs. Marjorie M. Thompson, 78, of Martinsville, passed from her earthly home and joined her Lord and Savior and her family at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall, Ill.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fulk,Linnea.jpg Linnea Mae Fulk

    Linnea Mae Fulk, 69, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Brazil, on Oct. 19, 1944, to George W. Fulk and Naydene Fulk Long. Linnea graduated with honors from Reelsville High School in 1962 and retired from the accounting department at Forrest Sherer in 2009.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Newlin,Marjorie.jpg Marjorie A. Newlin

    Marjorie A. Newlin, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2014 in Union Hospital. She was born July 28, 1921 in Terre Haute to Minor H. McCandless and Mae Utz McCandless.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Raw: Militants, Israelis Exchange Rocket Fire Israel Widens Attack As Gaza Death Toll Rises Raw: Airstrike Creates Chaos on Gaza Streets Raw: Airstrike Creates Chaos on Gaza Streets Diaz and Segel Strip Off for 'Sex Tape' Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Raw: Sirens Blare Over Jerusalem Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Rebel Leader Weds in Eastern Ukraine FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting'
NDN Video
Cleveland welcomes home LeBron Houston Killer Collapses in Court When Read Capital Murder Charges for Allegedly Killing Family of Six Worst Valet Ever Wrecks $500K Lamborghini Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Matt Bendik Found Dead in Hotel Aerial fish restocking in Utah ScarJo Channels Marilyn Monroe Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Tiny Hamsters Who Ate Burritos are Back for a Tiny Hedgehog's Party Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! 'Referee' Hands Out Yellow Cards for Social Faux Pas in NYC 2014 Emmy Nominees: 8 Snub Shockers Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino 7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For 'Game of Thrones' Leads 66th Emmy Awards Nominations Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News