SKOWHEGAN – Robert E. Martin, 81, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Augusta. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Old Town, the son of Leo Forest and Mary L. (Landry) Martin. He attended Old Town High School, then enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and was in the Reserves until 1954. He married the former Ann L. Carey, June 25, 1949. Robert worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., as an agent; he was a credit manager with W.T. Grant Co.; he owned and operated Robert E. Martin Reality, Skowhegan; and he also worked for Maine State Bureau of Taxation, Augusta, as a tax assessor until his retirement. After retirement, he worked several years as a tax assessor for the town of Mercer. He was a communicant of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Skowhegan, for the past 25 years, and until his illness took over, he participated in many Masses and funerals. Robert was also a member of Association of Realtors and the VFW. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Dionne; a granddaughter, Angelia Makowski and her husband, Steve; great-granddaughter, Sydney Makowski; great-grandson, Brady Makowski; granddaughter, Nicole Dionne and partner, Adam Booker; and granddaughter, Ashley Dionne. Also surviving are his siblings, sister, Dorothy Martin; brother, Albert and wife, Mary Martin, of Old Town; sister-in-law, Shirley Martin; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Odina Martin Robichaud; and brothers, Leo Martin and Reginald Martin. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at Calvary Cemetery, Skowhegan. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105 or Maine Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Portland, ME 04112. Arrangements are entrusted to Smart & Edwards Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.