IN MEMORIAM: Ralph H. Martin, Editor, 1930 – 2023

NOVEMBER 15, 1930 – OCTOBER 22, 2023

Ralph Martin passed away in October, just shy of 93 years old. He was a fast walker and the first to give a hearty hello to anyone passing by. My dad worked at Warner Bros. Studios for 39 years.

He started his career as an assistant editor and over the years assisted and edited many features and television shows including “Cheyenne,” “77 Sunset Strip,” and “Nichols,” starring James Garner. In 1971 he was offered the position of editing and overseeing the editing of features for television, airlines, and syndication.

He supervised a crew of around seven editors, along with providing material for licensed clips, awards shows, Kennedy Center honors, etc. He often talked fondly about how every morning colleagues would gather in his WB office for a coffee klatch. He was always available to give car advice and up for a good joke or gag in the office, and there were many.

Ralph became an affiliate member of ACE in 1994, which he was very proud of. Ralph’s hobbies included working on cars, photography, building and working on computers,and operating a HAM radio, and he was a member of the Community Emergency Response Team.

During the Korean War he served in Air Force Intelligence.

He was a wonderful father and husband to his wife Madeline for 64 years, who passed away February 19, 2023. He met Madeline at Warner Bros. when she would pick up her father, film editor, Arthur P. Schmidt from the lot. They started dating and the rest is history. They enjoyed traveling, taking cruises and going out to dinner.

He is survived by his three daughters Ann Martin, Diana Martin Ramer and Andrea Martin. He was grandpa to Kori Fagan and Kyle Conemac and great grandfather to Madeline and Mike.

He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

– Ann Martin