Donald Martin

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    - Karie Intribus
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Donald B. Martin, "Donnie," 75, of

Adamstown, passed away on Sept. 6th, in the Reading Hospital, unexpectedly.

Born in Reading, Jan. 1st, 1943, he was the son of the late William B. and Betty M.

(Katzenmoyer) Martin.

Donald was predeceased by one daughter, Deborah J. Mayer, and one brother, William L. Martin.

Surviving is one daughter, Donna J. Martin, wife of Kevin Wetzel, Fleetwood, Pa.; one brother, Frederick W. Martin, (Vickie), Lancaster, Pa.; 2 grandchildren, Sarah Manmiller and Mark "Tony" Salles.

Don was a 1960 graduate of Reading High School and earned his bachelor's degree at Penn State University in 1976. Don was a jet aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force and also earned his private and commercial pilot's license. He spent most of his career as an air traffic controller

beginning at Capital City Airport, later retiring in 1996 from Reading Regional Airport.

He loved airplanes, motorcycles, cooking and even

distributed his own BBQ sauce, "Big Tex." Don was a member the Antique Motorcycles Club, Kenhorst FC, Reamstown AA and the NRA.

He had a heart of gold and his final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Services and internment will be private. MARK J.

HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading, has charge. Condolences may be directed to the family at

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Published in Reading Eagle on Sept. 11, 2018
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