C. Edwin Martin, 84, co-owned Terre Hill Silo Co., Terre Hill Fire Company volunteer

By on February 24, 2016

C. Edwin Martin, 84, of Bowmansville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Reading Hospital.

He is survived by his wife Deidre (Eckenroth) Martin. They would have celebrated their 28th anniversary on April 8. Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Adam H. and Sadie (Good) Martin.

Ed was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. He was part owner of Terre Hill Silo Co., for almost 40 years and was the head mechanic for all of the company’s vehicles.

He was a member of New Holland Rotary and the Young Men’s Business League. He served with the Terre Hill Fire Company as first engineer. He liked to cook and was known as the “mashed potato king.” He loved music, especially Gospel music; and enjoyed the Breakfast Club; being out of doors; keeping a beautiful lawn; automobiles; and was a wonderful father and husband.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Barbara, married to Glenn Seifrit, Etters; Barry L., married to Patricia Martin, Lititz; Beth, married to David Fulmer, New Holland; and Bobbie Sue, married to Sam George, Lititz; his stepchildren: Darren R. Brubaker, Adamstown; Derrick Brubaker, Fivepointville; and Danielle, married to Brian Taylor, Doylestown; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister: Laura J., married to Paul W. Weaver, Lititz; and brother, J. Donald, married to Mary Ann (Mellinger) Martin, Myerstown.

He was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Services were held Feb. 22 at First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Walter Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Terre Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill. Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com.

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