Elizabeth, 48, and Wesley Martin, 50, accident victims

By on July 31, 2013

Elizabeth (Bridge) Martin, 48, and M. Wesley Martin, 50, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 22, 2013 in Corolla, The Outer Banks, N.C.

Liz was born in West Chester. She was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Elizabeth A. (Duggan) Bridge. She attended Our Mother of Perpetual Help grade school and was a 1982 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. She earned her associate degree in nursing from the Lancaster General School of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from York College. Liz received her master’s degree from Walden University in 2011. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Lancaster General Hospital for 26 years in several departments: intravenous department, intensive care unit, trauma neuro unit, and the interventional radiology department. She most recently was a nurse educator in three critical care departments at Hershey Medical Center.

Liz was previously board president of the Resurrection Catholic School where her children attended. She was a "cheerleader" in the stands when she and Wes attended all of their children’s sports. She was an advocate for her friends and family. Liz was very gifted with the ability to be kind, empathetic, patient, compassionate and a true goal achiever. She was organized in everything that she did. Liz was always an advocate for her patients. She cared deeply for them as if she was taking care of a family member. Liz will be greatly missed by many.

Wes was born in Lancaster, the son of the late Melvin M. and Mary (Denlinger) Martin. He was a 1981 graduate of Hempfield High School. He managed a McDonald’s while completing his undergraduate work at Millersville University in 1985. Wes served as a systems administrator at The Horst Group for almost 30 years. He volunteered at Resurrection Grade School maintaining their computer systems and coaching basketball with Rev. Allan Wolfe for 10 years. He was quiet, dependable, reliable, supportive and trustworthy. Wes was a gentle soul who will be missed dearly.

Liz and Wes are survived by their four children: Alicia M. Martin, Andrea E. Martin, Timothy M. Martin, and Marie K. Martin, all of Lancaster; and stepmother: Arlene J. Martin of Randallstown, Md.

Liz and Wes are survived by her six siblings: Barbara A. Bridge, companion of Michael Brown, of Lancaster; Linda B. Caccamo, of Shamong, N.J.; Helen K. Witmer, wife of Neal B., of Ephrata; Janet S. Bridge of Ephrata; Fran Bridge, husband of Lisa C. of Mount Joy and Debra J. Waine, wife of W. Emery of Glenmoore. She is also survived by two nieces: Jessica L. Caccamo of Minneapolis, Minn. and Madeline E. Bridge of Lancaster and a nephew: Aidan C. Bridge of Mount Joy.

Wes is survived by a sister: Jacquelyn M. Hair, wife of John W., of Lancaster; a niece: Katie E. Hair of Lancaster and a nephew: Luke P. Hair of Lancaster.

A mass of Christian burial was held at Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lancaster, with Rev. Allan F. Wolfe and Rev. Leo M. Goodman III as celebrants. Interment was at the St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley & Elizabeth Martin Family Education Trust, in care of M&T Bank, 1603 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family online condolences, please visit snyderfuneralhome.com.

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