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Martin E. French, Jr.

January 4, 1939 ~ November 3, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Martin French, Jr. Obituary

Martin E. “Ed” French, Jr. 84 of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Scottdale, passed away Friday evening, November 3, 2023 at Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, in the presence of his loving Family. He was born January 4, 1939 in Connellsville, the son of the late Martin E. and Ruth Newell French, Sr. Ed was a longtime and faithful member of Bryan Methodist Church, Dawson. He was a graduate of Perryopolis High School Class of 1958. Ed was a retired Professional Truck Driver with numerous trucking companies in the area, with over 30 years of service. Ed was a proud Veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard. HQ HQ Co 28th Division 110th Infantry Bn., in Scottdale and was also a Veteran of the Army Reserves of Connellsville and attained the Rank of Sgt. Ed is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His Brother: Robert French of Fredricksburg, Pa. His Nephews: Robert French, II and wife Cassandra of McConnellsburg, Pa. Jonathan E. French and wife Breanne of Mars, Pa. His Niece: Judy Hammett and her husband Dorsey and their son, Matthew all of Ohiopyle. His Fiancé: Karen Armel of Mt. Pleasant In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by: His Wife, Nancy L. Ruffcorn French (Feb. 24, 2001) Daughter: Carrie R. French (Feb. 20, 1987) Sister: Martha J. French (April 16, 2005) Sister-In-Law: Elizabeth M. French (July 31, 2022) Family and Friends of Ed are cordially invited to the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 417 PITTSBURGH STREET, SCOTTDALE PA 15683, Friday, November 17, 2023, from 10 AM to 11 AM, the hour of his Memorial Service, in the Funeral Home, with Pastor, Matt Davis, of Bryan Church, of Dawson, Officiating. Inurnment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. A Pass and Review, followed by full Military Honors, by the Southmoreland Veterans Honor Guard, will be accorded, Friday, at the Funeral Home, at 10:45 AM. prior to his Memorial Service In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests, with gratitude, memorials be made to Bryan Church, 128 Chaintown Rd. Dawson, Pa. 15428 in Ed’s memory. To view online obituary, send online condolences, or to obtain directions, please visit

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