JUNE 19, 1947-AUG. 4, 2011
Larry Allen Martz, 64, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. He passed peacefully from this Earth while at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 19, 1947, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Chester and Nellie Martz.
He was a 1965 graduate of Waynesboro High School, and a 1968 graduate of Devry Institute in Chicago, where he earned a degree in electronics technology. Larry retired in 2002 from IBM, following a 34- year career as a customer service engineer. He received numerous awards during his career.
Larry was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, and shooting. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Izaak Walton League of America and the Creekside Anglers. He passed on his love of the outdoors to his three sons. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and at his cabin in Wardensville, W.Va.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, A. Suzanne (Bingaman) Martz; three sons, Eric Martz and his wife, Connie, of Carlisle, Pa.; Shawn Martz and his wife, Anne, of Martinsburg, and Brian Martz and his companion, Melissa Ritter, of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Kara and Wyatt Martz; a sister, Theda and her husband, Michael Corrado, of Sterling, Va.; a brother, Jeff Martz and his wife, Paulette, of Martinsburg; a sister-in-law, Velda Martz of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother-in-law, David Storley of Waynesboro; and his mother-in-law, Lowella Bingaman of Zullinger, Pa.
Larry was preceded in death by three siblings, Dorothy Hoover of Waynesboro, Robert Martz of Cincinnati, and Lois Storley, of Waynesboro; and his father-in-law, Lloyd Bingaman of Zullinger.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Brown Funeral Home's South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, with Pastors David Butler and Tom Sigler officiating. Private interment will be held at Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the South Berkeley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berkeley Senior Services, Attention: Adult Day Service, 217 N. High St., Martinsburg, WV 25404; Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403; or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.theaftd.org).
Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.