2009-11-05 / Obituaries

Frank S. Martz

McConnellsburg, 87

Frank Stoner Martz, 87, a resident of the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, and formerly of Davis Lane, Hustontown, died at 3:50 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the Medical Center.

Born August 28, 1922, in Hustontown, he was the son of the late John Peter and Laura Alice (Kegerreis) Martz. He was married to Mary Ellen Decker Martz on September 30, 1945. His wife of 63 years preceded him in death on December 17, 2008.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Elaine Mumma, and husband Edison, of Hustontown; two grandchildren: Melissa Jo Kelly, York, and Emily Jo Mumma, Hustontown; two stepgrandchildren: Julie Watkins, Shippensburg, and Jacki Cook, Doylesburg; two great-grandchildren and three step-greatgrandchildren; two brothers: Fred Martz and Raymond Martz, both of Hustontown, and a foster sister, Betty Trogler, Chambersburg.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Gary Lee Martz and David Michael Martz; six brothers: Russell, Richard, Oscar, Harold, Charles Palmer and George Martz, and three sisters: Ethel Reeder, Evelyn Clevenger and Marian Hann, along with an infant brother and infant sister.

He was a 1942 graduate of Mc- Connellsburg High School.

He was a member of the former Hustontown United Methodist Church and more recently attended chapel services at the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center. He was also a former member of the Hustontown Area Senior Citizens.

A charter and lifetime member of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co., he was “Fireman of the Year” in 1974.

Last employed as a toll collector on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for nine years, he had previously worked at H. J. Heinz Co., Chambersburg, as a cook for 30 years.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor Sam Stoey and Rev. Richard L. “Dick” Bernhard officiated. Interment was in Hustontown Cemetery. The fire company honor squad performed a “Last Call” memorial following the service.

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