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Martha J. Tomlinson


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Martha J. (Elizabeth Johnston) Tomlinson

AGE: 96 • Erie, PA

Martha J. Tomlinson, age 96, of Erie, PA passed away on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge. She was born in Wilmington, DE on June 17, 1919, a daughter of Earl and Bertha Lewis Johnston. Martha graduated from DuPont High School, Class of 1937 and Abington Memorial School of Nursing in Abington, PA in 1940. She served in the US Army Nurse Corp with the 38th General Hospital (Jefferson Hospital unit) in World War II. Her nursing career took her to Tulsa, Cleveland and eventually to Baltimore where she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital holding various staff, supervisory and faculty positions. She retired from AMSCO (American Sterilizer Co.), in which she was a nurse consultant. Martha volunteered for C.H.O.S.E.N. Mission Project after retiring. In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by a brother, John Johnston, sister-in-law, Vivian Johnston, sister, Amelia A. Schaffer and great-grandsons Gavin Scott and Samuel Douglas Tomlinson.

She is survived by three sons: David Tomlinson of Rochester, NY, Richard Tomlinson and his wife Carol of Frederick, MD and Douglas Tomlinson and his wife Julie of Erie; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to C.H.O.S.E.N., 3638 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16506 or Christ United Methodist Church, 2615 W 32nd St. Erie, PA 16506. Send condolences to www.burtonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 20, 2016
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