William Kenneth "Ken" Martin was born on July 1, 1931 in Lancaster, PA to Harry Mettfett Martin and Gertrude Lichty. He became active in the Boy Scouts of America at Edward Hand Junior High School, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout by the age of 14. Ken enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 29, 1950. He served primarily as a Navigator during his Air Force career.\n\n\n\nKen met Sue Willet at a YMCA dance in the summer of 1952 while on leave in Lancaster. After finishing Basic Navigator School in Harlingen, TX in October of 1952, he was assigned to Mather AFB in Sacramento, CA. Before moving across the country, he met up with Sue in Kansas City where he proposed. On December 5, 1953 Ken and Sue were married in Sacramento, California. They welcomed their first daughter, Lucinda Anne Martin in 1954 at Carswell AFB. In the fall of 1955 the crew was transferred to Ramey AFB in Puerto Rico where Ken and Sue would welcome their second daughter, Cathy Sue Martin, in 1956.\n\n\n\nKen retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel having begun his career as an orderly in the 3700th Medical Group, serving as a navigator on B-36, EB-66, and\n\nB-52 aircrafts. He served this country for 22 years. Following retirement, he went into business with his lifelong friend Richard "Dick" Huss. They ran Graphic Crafts in Lancaster, PA together for 24 years.\n\n\n\nKen enjoyed working, spending time with friends, and visits from family members. A tradition he and Sue started was an annual family trip to Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. This tradition continues today.\n\n\n\nKen and Sue moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1996, where Ken was fully retired and Sue served as an interim pastor at UCC churches in the Tucson area. In his retirement, Ken worked faithfully for Interfaith Community Services of Tucson and provided bookkeeping services for churches.\n\n\n\nKen finished his battle with Lewy body dementia early in the morning on July 15, 2022. He is survived by his wife Sue, his brother Miles Vincent Martin (Mary Ann), his daughters Cindy (Mike) Lange and Cathy Martin, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.\n\n\n\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Interfaith Community Services of Tucson in Ken's honor.\n\n\n\nYou've reached your destination navigator; at ease.