Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

By on June 18, 2014


Elam H. Martzall

Elam H. Martzall

Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.
He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was the husband of Fern L. (Snyder) Martzall, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.
Elam was a member of Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Denver, a member of the Ephrata Blue Lodge #665 F & AM, Friendly Circle, and a life member of the Cocalico Post #3376 V.F.W. of Ephrata. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. During his working years, Elam worked as a postal worker for the Ephrata Post Office for 26 years before his retirement. He volunteered in the mail room at the Ephrata Community Hospital, and he and Fern delivered for Meals on Wheels. Elam enjoyed gardening and chair caning as a hobby.
In addition to his wife; Elam is survived by three sons: Dennis L., husband of Janet (Hunter) Martzall of Ephrata, Leslie R., husband of Cindy (Wise) Martzall of Ephrata, Kevin T., husband of Jeni (Meckley) Martzall of Lititz; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister: Alverta, wife of Earl Schaeffer of Ephrata; and a sister in law: Evelyn (Texter) Martzall of Smokestown.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Clair, Earl, Leroy and Ira; and a sister: Luella.
A viewing will be held on June 18, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut St., Denver, followed by funeral services held at 10 a.m., with Rev. Joseph A. Veres officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Elam’s memory may be made to Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, c/o Peter’s Porch, 357 Walnut Street Denver, PA 17517 or , Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.


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