COAL TOWNSHIP — David Lee Martin, 80, of 23 S. Sheridan St., passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in his residence. He had been ill since February.
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Born March 13, 1934, in Shamokin, he was a son of the late David A. and Helen E. (Heim) Martin.
He was a graduate of Coal Township High School and attended Penn State University.
He served in the U.S. Army.
On May 19, 1956, in St. Stanislaus Church, Shamokin, he married Alice (Stancavage) Martin, who survives.
David worked as an engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring Dec. 20, 1991.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon, Shamokin Rifle Club and the National Rifle Association and a life member of the East End Fire Company. He coached baseball for St. Stan's Church and Shroyer's Dress Company.
David was an avid Penn State fan and enjoyed hunting and volunteering after his retirement. He received the Francis Gurski Community Service Award and volunteered as a driver for Road to Recovery through the
In addition to his wife, he was survived by three sons, David C. Martin and his wife, Donna, of La Costa, Calif., Keith G. Martin, at home, and Curt E. Martin and his wife, Bernice, of Coal Township; seven grandchildren, Julie Hirsch and her husband, Derek, Amanda Martin, Sarah Martin, Hanna Martin, Amber Martin, Brianna Martin and Cherie Martin; a great-grandson, Dylan David Hirsch, and three sisters, Virginia Long, of Rockville, Md., Marlene Harrison Feese, of Timonium, Md., and Helen Martin, of Shamokin.
MARTIN — David Lee Martin, 80, of 23 S. Sheridan St., Coal Township. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Church of Christ, 1300 Pine St., Coal Township with the Revs. Robert Barner and Hugh Coulburn officiating. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Farrow Funeral Home, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Salem United Church of Christ, Columbia Montour Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, 17815, the
, 1420 N. Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, 17870 or the
Farrow Funeral Directors
240 W. Chestnut St. Shamokin, PA 17872
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