Mark Martin, 97, passes, featured in recent article

By on November 7, 2012

Mark Y. Martin

Mark Y. Martin, 97, of Ephrata, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Fivepointville, a son of Henry G. and Sallie (Youndt) Martin, he was the husband of Cora A. (Schankel) Martin, whom he married Oct. 2, 1936 and who died Aug. 6, 2009.

Martin was recently featured in a Review article on his daily habit of walking the rail trail. He was also well-known for this athletic exploits during his senior years.

He retired in 1977 as owner/operator of Cedar Crest Motel, now Penn Amish Motel. He had been employed at Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing; Lukens Steel, Coatesville; and Eden Paper Mill, Lancaster. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Congregational (EC) Church, Akron. He was a former Sunday school teacher and superintendent at Hope United Methodist Church, Ephrata. He was a choir member for over 60 years. He was a charter member and past president of Cobb’s Creek Hunting Club, Potter County.

Surviving are daughters: Kay A., wife of Donald Kurtz, of Ephrata; Pearl E., wife of Dale Weller, of Lititz; Dawn R. Fortna, of Ephrata; daughter-in-law: Mary Royer Martin, of Lititz; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

He was predeceased by son: M. Dale Martin; sister: Mae Gochenaeur; brothers: Carl and Floyd Martin.

Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Grace EC Church, Akron. Burial took place in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Rather than flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace EC Church Memorial Fund, 100 N. Seventh St., Akron, PA 17501-0235.

Service details were pre-planned with Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Inc., Reamstown. For more information, visit More MARTIN, page A6

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