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OBITUARY: John D. Martin

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

John D. Martin, age 84, of 18012 Westfield Dr., Hagerstown, Md., died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012 in his home.

Born Jan. 30, 1928 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Amos E. and Ruth N. (Strite) Martin.

John was employed as a mechanic at several local businesses.

He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church of Hagerstown.

Surviving family are five sisters, Naomi R. Martin, Orpha G. (wife of John M.) Eshleman, Edna L. Martin, Cora L. (wife of  Truman E.) Martin, all of Hagerstown, Md., Esther Mae (wife of  Leonard A.) Martin, Clear Spring, Md.; one brother Mahlon L. (husband of Susan E.) Martin, Greencastle; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, from the Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss, Md. with the Paradise Mennonite Church Ministry officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Paradise Mennonite Church on Air View Road, Hagerstown, and one hour before the service on Thursday at Reiff Mennonite Church.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle