To the Editor:

The Martin family wishes to thank all the wonderful people who attended and contributed to the memorial service for Joseph Martin on June 30.

The Washington Volunteer Fire Department set up the pavilion and later manned the grills and, from the kitchen, volunteers handled drink throughout and then the buffet.

We also appreciate the thoughtful individuals who provided dishes or flowers.

In addition, the many who shared their memories.

It was a soul-warming assembly and exactly what our father wanted. You all made that happen.

Joe truly loved the town he grew up in, as well as the people in it. We know why.

“Happy Trails” and thanks again.

Lori and the entire Martin family

Durham