Gloria O. Martz, 87

December 30, 2008

NOV. 7, 1921-DEC. 28, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gloria O. Oberholzer Martz, 87, of 700 Prospect Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home.

Born Nov. 7, 1921, in Washington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Preston W. and Esther Hoover Oberholzer.

Her husband, Gilson W. Martz, died Dec. 13, 2007. They were married July 27, 1940.

She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1939.

She was last employed as the head cashier at Acme grocery store, Waynesboro, retiring after more than 25 years.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Sunday school class.

She was a member of TOPPS Club, Sweet Adeline's singing group and other singing groups in the area.

She is survived by one son, Dennis W. Martz of Waynesboro; two brothers, Preston W. Oberholzer Jr. of Greencastle, Pa., and Ronald E. Oberholzer of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda M. Sisto; two sisters, Emma Oberholzer and Janet Vanderau; and six brothers, Cecil Oberholzer, Reginald Oberholzer, R. Dean Oberholzer, Samuel Oberholzer, Maurice Oberholzer and Lloyd Oberholzer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 444, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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