Martha R. Martin, 69, of Syracuse died on Saturday. Her parents were Frank G. Rhodes, Sr and Elenita E.(Ryan) Rhodes. Surviving family members include her husband: Peter Martin; daughters: Jean (Rob) Guanciale of Clay, Jennifer (David) Huyck of Mattydale; son: Anthony (Melinda) Petrarca of Liverpool, brothers: W. Emerson (Joann) Rhodes of Cincinnati, Frank (Barbara) Rhodes, Jr. of Syracuse; sister-in-law Debbie Martin of Weedsport; and six grandchildren. Martha was predeceased by her brother John E. Rhodes. Martha retired from UPS after many years in customer service. She was a life long resident of the Eastwood neighborhood, and a life long member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Martha served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, and past president of the Altar and Rosary Society at Blessed Sacrament.
Calling hours will be held at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James Street on Wednesday from 4 to 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday at 9:00 am in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Those wishing to send an on-line condolence may do so at www.shepardsonfh.com.