Floyd Dale Martin
1946 - 2014
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Martin, Floyd DaleFloyd Dale Martin - 68, of Barto, PA; formerly of Quakertown, PA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Maui, Hawaii. He was the loving husband of Kimberley Dawn Poley for 6 years. Floyd was born in Quakertown, PA to the late Wayne Daniel & Helen (Leatherman) Martin. He graduated from Christopher Dock High School, class of 1964. Floyd graduated from Goshen College, class of 1968 and then obtained a Master's Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He was employed as a middle-school teacher for Allentown School District where he taught classes for 35 years. Floyd was a member of the YMCA of Fredericton, New Brunswick (NB), Canada and Gilbertsville, PA. He was also a member of: the Allentown Hiking Club; a member of Fredericton Seniors Tennis Club in Fredericton, NB, Canada; the Lindberg Park Tennis Club in Allentown, PA; a member of Ski Atlantic Senior's Club in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada; a member of Keystone Trails Association in Harrisburg, PA and other various associated clubs. Floyd was a concert master for the choir of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra in Allentown, PA. He volunteered his time with the Soup Kitchen, the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival and taught ESL at "English Corner", all in Fredericton, NB, Canada. He was also a substitute teacher in the Upper Perkiomen School District area. Floyd was a life member of Perkasie Mennonite Church where he served as a former Sunday school teacher and song leader. He was also a member of Unami Friends Meeting in Pennsburg, PA where he served on the property committee. He loved biking, hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, swimming, tennis, volleyball and baseball. Floyd was an avid reader who enjoyed singing, movies and science. He was a handyman and an animal lover who especially loved horses. Survivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 1st wife, Naomi (Kratz) Shaw & husband, Craig of Souderton, PA; four daughters, Shawn M. Smakula of Harleysville, PA, Tara J. Snider of Schwenksville, PA, Kristen A. Moyer & husband, Vern of Sellersville, PA, Cynthia Suzanne LeClair of Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada; two sons, Jon "Travis" Martin & wife, Kristine of Perkasie, PA, Luke Walter Thomas LeClair of Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada; eight grandchildren - Zachary, Brendon, Ethan, Eve, Evan, Colin, Gavin & Maggie, two great-grandchildren - Jaycie & Madilyn; three sisters, Beryl Martin & husband, Norman Ryan of Georgetown, DE, MaryAnn Kinney of Telford, PA and Carolyn Cardin & husband, Wayne of Elkton, VA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Smakula, a grandson, Scott D. Smakula and a brother-in-law, David Kinney. Services: A visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Perkasie Mennonite Church, 4th & Chestnut St., Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944. A private burial will take place at Perkasie Mennonite Cemetery. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to: MAMA Project, Inc., 2781A Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA 18073. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com

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Published in Morning Call on Sep. 3, 2014.
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September 6, 2014
Beryl and Family:
My sympathy and condolences to the entire Martin Family - Floyd was joyful and full of positive energy; he was such a vibrant presence at your and Norman's wedding two years ago and at Andreia's concert at Settlement. I was lucky enough to sit across from him and hear how his farm was going --he certainly loved his horses and family, family, family--it was all about family for him. Nothing could be better than family getting together. So glad to hear that Floyd and Kim hosted a lovely family gathering this summer. I am sure that your Mom and Dad welcomed Floyd with open arms and that his spirit and love for you and all things family will live on.You are all in my thoughts and prayers,

My heartfelt love and sympathy,
Dorothy Nickelson
September 5, 2014
George W. York (Harrison-Morton Middle School, Allentown, PA, 1961-1989) sends his sincere condolences to the family.
September 4, 2014
It's hard for me to grasp what happened. Floyd was so full of energy and life. He really was a great man, and his passing is a big blow to me. I am grateful for his friendship and for having had his positive presence in my life. Through his model, he inspires me to live my life more fully and to be a better person. I believe that death is not the end, but part of the journey and I feel that he is still with me in my heart and mind's eye. I wish you peace, love, and light my friend as you continue on your spiritual journey.
Christopher Fantozzi
September 4, 2014
What a loss, he was a great man and will be missed by all of us here in Fredericton. God bless his soul, we will remember him in our prayers.
Mehrdad & Farzaneh
Mehrdad Bastan
September 4, 2014
so sorry for your loss, my sympathies and prayers are with you and your family xoxo
susan doucette
September 4, 2014
We have such fond memories of Floyd. A kind,gentle, positive, person . We biked went snowshoeing and just hung out. We met Floyd and Kim at the Y where they were loved by all. Dan&Maggie Murray
September 3, 2014
Floyd. you were a wonderful man., loved competing with you at Y...Group power and spin. Rest in peace and ill see you some day on the other side
Ron Sauntry
September 3, 2014
Words can not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Floyd. In this difficult time try to look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these. That is the thing that I will always remember, that every time I saw him, he had a big smile on his face and never a unkind word to say.
Frances Shaw
September 3, 2014
It saddens us to hear of Floyd's passing. We always looked forward to seeing him visit us at the Fredericton YMCA. Please know that our hearts are with you at this time of sorrow.
YMCA of Fredericton Welcome Desk Team
September 2, 2014
So Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband my prayers go out to you and the family
Claire Richard
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