Isaac W. Martin, 82, Ephrata, former farmer, manufactured generators and ice

By on July 9, 2014

Isaac W. Martin, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in New Holland to the late Isaac and Ada Weaver Martin Seible and was the husband of Nora Z. (Sensenig) Martin.

Isaac was a member of the Shiloh Mennonite Church. In his early years he worked as a farmer and later he was the owner/operator of various business ventures in generator manufacturing and ice manufacturing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his eight children: Glenda M., wife of Leon R. Weaver of Stevens, Eugene S., husband of Rhoda Martin of Ephrata, Janet S., wife of Stanley Fox of Haiti, James L., husband of Rose Ann Martin of Akron, Charlene S. Mellinger of Ephrata, Isaac S., husband of Karla Martin of Newmanstown, Jerry S., husband of Carleen Martin of Ephrata, Randy S., husband of Jody Martin of Denver; 35 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren; two brother: Elmer, husband of Irene Martin of New Holland, Harlan, husband of Esther Martin of Latham, Miss.; three sisters: Arlene, wife of Allen Weaver of Quarryville, Mary, wife of the late John Nolt of Richland and Ada Mae, wife of Raymond Zimmerman of Peach Bottom.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson: Isaac Weaver; a brother: Paul Martin; and three infant brothers.

Services were held July 9 at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, Martindale, with Pastors Matt Eberly and Mike Allgyer officiating. Interment will take place in the Martin Family Cemetery, East Earl Township.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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