HOWLAND – John E. Martin Sr., 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jan. 27, 2007. John was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Brownville Junction, son of Sterling and Edith Martin. John was a postman for 33 years. He loved people and always saw the best in everyone. He loved nature and cherished the hikes he would take with his grandchildren. John was playful at heart; he loved cards – 45s, horseshoes and laughter. John’s faith was strong and he loved his church. He will be greatly missed. John is survived by his sons, John and wife, Carmen, and Danny and his wife, Adrienne and their three sons, Zachary, Calvin and Trevor; his sisters, Gertrude, Lucy and Ada; and his very special brother and best friend, Thomas. Family and friends may join us for a memorial service 11 a.m. Jan. 31, at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Brownville Junction.