Ferdinand Martino (Fred) 54, of Essington, PA, suddenly at home on October 1 2016. Fred is survived by his 2 sons, Anthony Martino and Brandon Martino of Milmont Park. Also survived by his parents Ferdinand Martino of Essington, PA and Florence Martino of Woodstown, NJ, his brothers, Steve Martino of Broomall and Bob Martino of Glenolden, his sisters Chris Martin of Camas, Washington and AnnMarie Martino of Boothwyn, PA. A graduate of Interboro High School, class of 1981, Fred enjoyed scuba diving, music, playing trumpet in the school's marching band, concert band and jazz band. He also played in the Iron Cross Drum and Bugle Corpse in 1979-80, and continued his love of music playing guitar. A life of service to others, he was a life member and volunteer of the Essington Fire Company (now Tinicum Fire Company), a past Assistant Fire chief and received numerous awards and citations for his service. Working multiple jobs that always overlapped, he was an EMT and paramedic at Crozer Hospital, and a police officer for both Upland Borough and Eddystone Borough. He also worked security for Villanova University and Swarthmore College. His last job was with Crozer Hospital as head of security, before his illness. Fred was a member of the oldest and largest fraternity in the world, he was a Freemason. He joined Chester Lodge No.236 on January 8, 2003 advancing through the various offices becoming Master of his lodge in 2009 and again in 2015. In November of 2004 he joined Chester Royal Arch Chapter No.258 becoming Past High Priest in 2008 and 2015. Continuing his journey through the York rite bodies he became a member of Riblah Council No.59, Royal & Select Council of Master Masons and was Thrice Illustrious Master two times. On October 22, 2004 Fred was Knighted a member of St. Alban Commandery No.47, Knights Templar of Pennsylvania serving as Commander and Past Commander in 2009 and 2016. Fred enjoyed the activities in many of the affiliated Masonic bodies including Penn Forrest No.21, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Emergency Services Masonic Degree Team, Delaware County Shield and Square Club, Westinghouse Square Club, Delco Lambskin Square Club. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday from 12:30-2:00pm at Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood Pa. 19074 followed by his funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family set up a fund for his children: Attn: Fred Martino Childrens Fund TD Bank, 131 West MacDade Boulvard, Folsom, PA 19033. Add your thoughts, prayers or a condolence to Ferdinand 's guestbook.