David W. Martin, 94, farmer, carpenter, married 70 years, Churchtown Mennonite member

By on April 18, 2018

David W. Martin, 94, of Narvon, passed away peacefully at his home, on April 14, 2018, after a short period of declining health.

He was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Caernarvon Township. He resided all his life in Lancaster County. David was the son of the late Henry N and Mary (Weaver) Martin.

David was a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. He enjoyed his vocation as a farmer and carpenter and in his retirement, often lent a hand in numerous projects that his children were engaged in.

Surviving is his wife, Lizzie R. Martin, with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 2, 2017.

Also surviving are his 13 children: Anna R., married to Earl Brubaker, Thorp, Wisc.; Martha R., married to Henry Oberholtzer, Mifflinburg; Alvin R., married to Sylvia (Martin) Martin, Athens, Wisc.; David R., married to Edna (Zimmerman) Martin, East Earl; Amos R., married to Donna (Devine) Martin, Honey Brook; Leroy R., married to Lucy (Newswanger) Martin Latham, Mo.; Lizzie R. Martin, Narvon; Lena R., married to Eli Newswanger, Narvon; Luke R., married to Alice (Stauffer) Martin East Earl; Levi R., married to Judith (Zook) Martin Tazewell, Va.; Mabel R., married to Bob Kuhr Clare, Mich.; Titus R., married to Sandra L. (Martin) Martin, of Narvon; and Mark R., married to Martha N. (Zeiset) Martin, Narvon.

He is also survived by 50 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 52 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are four sisters: Martha Brubaker Ringler, Katie W Martin, Mary Wenger and Lizzie W Martin; five brothers: Henry W. Martin, Ivan W. Martin, Amos W. Martin, Weaver W. Martin and Levi W. Martin.

Funeral services were held April 18 at Churchtown Mennonite Church, with Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Internment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill.

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