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Martha J. Hirt

1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Martha J. Hirt Obituary
Martha J. Hirt

AGE: 71 • Townsend

Martha J. Hirt, age 71, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017. Martha was very committed to and proud of her family, her children and grandchildren were her whole life. Martha was known for her kind, caring spirit. She enjoyed holiday gatherings and was known for her holiday baking, especially her cookies. Martha was an expert at cross stitch. In her younger years, she was active in the PTA, was always the team mom, and went to all the baseball games. She was a constant support for her children and grandchildren. Martha volunteered and was a member of the Democrat Committee 11th District.

Martha is survived by her children, Deborah Armstrong (Tom), and Steve Hirt (Lynn); her siblings: Lynde Lafler, Kathe Griff (Bernie), Jack Lafler, and Sue Rhyner (Paul); grandchildren: Justin, Chris, Cal, Tucker, and Reed; her sister-in-law, Ele; and a host of nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis S. Hirt; her parents, John J. and Lois M. Lafler; and brothers-in-law, Arthur Hirt and Tom Stank.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday, April 9 from 5-7 PM at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702. A second visitation will be held on Monday, April 10 from 10-11 AM with a service at 11 AM at Gracelawn Memorial Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720. Entombment will follow the service. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2017
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