Walter Martin, 73, vet, electrician, scout leader

By on October 26, 2011

Walter G. Martin, 73, of Lititz, formerly of Denver, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Landis Homes.

Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Clyde G. and Minnie (Groff) Martin. He was the husband of Faye (Landis) Martin, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Walter was an active member of the Pine Grove Mennonite Church in Bowmansville. He served on the board of directors for Camp Men-O-Lan in Quakertown and was an assistant scout master for the Terre Hill Boy Scout Troop #172. He worked as an electrician and retired in 2003. Walter served seven years in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. While on the U.S.S. Enterprise he made a trip around the world. Walter enjoyed traveling, visiting 49 of the 50 states plus several Canadian Provinces. He enjoyed hunting and making jellies and jams for competition in the local fairs.

Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter: Sheila Martin, of Denver; a son: Jason, husband of Melissa Lingle-Martin, of Marietta, Ga.; two sisters: Grace, wife of Selmer Redcay, of Coudersport; and Mary Good, of Ephrata; and a brother-in-law: Noah, husband of Pauline Zimmerman, of Lancaster.

Preceding him in death is a sister: Betty Zimmerman; and a brother-in-law: John Good.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at Pine Grove Mennonite Church, Bowmansville, with the Rev. Jonathan Yoder and the Rev. David Parsons officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to Pine Grove Mennonite Church Memorial Fund,1194 Reading Road, Bowmansville, PA 17507.

To send the family condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements were made by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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