Martin Pentz Hartzfeld

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Martin Pentz Hartzfeld, 95, of Chestnut Grove, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Born April 19, 1920, in Bloom Township, Clearfield County, he was the son of Ai and Annie (Pentz) Hartzfeld.
Mr. Hartzfeld was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a field technician, was a member of the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church and the Grampian American Legion Post 0632.
He was a U.S. Naval Veteran of the Second World War, having first served on the Carrier USS Intrepid during basic training. The USS Intrepid served gallantly in the Pacific Theater at the Marshall Islands, Truk, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. He later served on board the USS Estes which served as the flagship for TF52 and control center for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa beach landings.
He wed the former Leone Thomas Hartzfeld, who preceded him in death on May 11, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Alta Phillips of Markleysburg, as well as two nieces, three nephews, and numerous cousins.
Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Funeral services for Mr. Hartzfeld will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastor Ronald Emery officiating. Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Grampian. Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the .
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Curwensville
300 State St
Curwensville, PA 16833
(814) 236-2872
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Published in The Courier Express from July 16 to July 18, 2015
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