Merle W Martin obituary 1942~2021


Mr. Merle W Martin, 78, of Greencastle, PA, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 14, 2021, surrounded by family, peacefully at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD.

Merle W Martin
Merle W Martin

Born in Hagerstown, MD on December 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Raymond H. Martin and Mabel R. Martin.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Nevin L. Martin and Lee E. Martin.

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He was a current member of Grace Bible Church in Greencastle, PA. When he was able, he loved taking pictures of special church events as well as video taping services.

Mr. Martin loved his family and enjoyed gathering their history and genealogy. He loved his garden and had a heart for serving others. He retired from Duvinage Corporation, Hagerstown, MD, after 42 years of service.

He married his wife of 56 years, Donna L. Rowland Martin, June 26, 1964 in Boonsboro, MD.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sharon E. Martin Koontz and husband, Tony, two sons: Edward A. Martin, Sr., and his wife, Michele D. Carty Martin and Jeffery L. Martin and his wife, Marcie Hawbaker Martin; four grandsons: Zachery A. Koontz, Cory D. Koontz, Edward A. Martin, Jr., Evan A. Martin; four great-grandchildren: Easton A. Martin, Emma L. Martin, Gracelynn J. Martin and Eli J. Martin; Granddaughter-in-laws, Shelby Myers Martin, Kelsey Miller Martin; two brothers: R. Larry Martin and his wife, Diane, Duane Martin and his wife, Thelma; two sisters: Ruth Martin Eby and her husband, Arlin and Alice Martin and her husband, Arvin, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Rd. Greencastle, PA, with Rev. J. Herman Fisler and Pastor Rich Unger officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill U.B. Church Cemetery, Coseytown Rd.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225.

Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, PA is handling the arrangements.

On-line condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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