VIENNA- Martin J. Orlosky Jr. passed away the afternoon of Sunday January 22, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren following a brief illness. He was ninety-five years old.
Martin was born in Sharon, PA on October 14, 1927, the son of Martin J. Orlosky Sr. and Sophia (Sarazen) Orlosky. He was a graduate of Sharon High School before being called to serve our nation with the United States Army during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he would marry the former Betty Lou Brest on September 17, 1951 and with her go on to share more than thirty-eight years of marriage.
Martin was a dedicated master machinist for The Packard Electric company in Warren. He learned his trade beginning in 1953 from I.C.S. and continued until his retirement in 1988 as a foreman with thirty-five years of service.
At age 42, Martin took up trap shooting, an age considered very old for a beginner. He went on to win many trophies and first place finishes early in his shooting career. A great example is his first-place finish in the 1990 West Virginia State Trapshoot. He was personally involved in hand digging the first trap line at the Vienna Fish and Game Club where he was given the honor of being a lifelong member by the Club for his many years of membership and the growth of local trap shooting. Martin was also a lifelong, avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting.
Everyone familiar with Martin knew he was a voracious reader and a natural storyteller. He particularly loved to read historical novels, biographies, but his interests as a reader were wide ranging and all inclusive. Martin was a natural storyteller who could keep the room in stitches and in rapt attention for hours.
He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Vienna for forty-eight years.
Left behind to treasure his memory is his much loved daughter Barb Carlson and her husband Clark of Cortland, OH, his eight grandchildren Mark “Chris” C. Orlosky Jr, Stephen J. Orlosky and his wife Chelsea, David E. Orlosky, Genie E. Orlosky, Leigh Carlson-Young and his wife Beth, Nathaniel C. Carlson, Daniel M. Nisbett, and Ryan J. Nisbett and his wife Kristin; his great-grandsons Xander S. Nisbett and Eugene “Geno” W. Orlosky; his sister Mrs. Bernice C. Palmer of Hermitage, PA; and by his daughter-in-law Susan J. Orlosky of Girard.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Lou in 1989 and by his son Mark C. Orlosky Sr. in 2018.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday evening from 5-7:00PM at the Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home 4471 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday morning, at 11:00AM at St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Cortland, OH, with the Reverend Carl Kish officiating. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00AM prior to the start of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the Vienna Fish & Game Club or to the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System.
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