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Howard J. Martin, 82

March 14, 2009

Howard J. Martin, 82



FEB. 25, 1927-MARCH 12, 2009

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Howard Joseph Martin, 82, of Martin Road, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his home.

Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy R. and Libbie Funk Martin.

He was retired from Grove Manufacturing, after 19 years.

He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

After returning from World War II, Howard dedicated his life to taking care of his parents.

He is survived by one sister, Wanda M. Hoch of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one brother, Mark D. Martin of Hancock, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elgin Zane Martin Sr.

A service will be held Monday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at Needmore Bible Church, Great Cove Road, Needmore. The Rev. Doug Poffenberger will officiate. Burial with a military graveside service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Needmore.

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The family will receive friends at Needmore Bible Church, Great Cove Road, Needmore, Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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