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Harold W. Martin

October 30, 1916 – May 9, 2017

Harold Martin
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Obituary for Harold W. Martin

Harold W. Martin, 100, of Ephrata, formerly of Blue Ball, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Blue Ball, he was the son of the late Martin W. and Barbara (Sauder) Martin. He is survived by his wife, Viola (Getz) Martin, they would have celebrated their 73rd anniversary in June.

During WWII Harold served in the Civilian Public Service from Oct. 1941 until Nov. 1945. While in CPS he worked at Sidling Hill, PA, Fort Collins, CO, Farnhurst, DE, and Marlboro, NJ.

He returned to Blue Ball where he joined his father and brother in the electrical business, M.W. Martin & Sons, and worked as an electrician for 50 years.

He was a long-time member of Christian Fellowship Church, New Holland.

Harold loved to travel, do wood working and read books. He read the entire, "World Book Encyclopedia."

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Cynde, married to Dewey Akers of Sunbury, OH, Jerry Martin and partner Mike Knaub of West Salem, OH, Jeff, married to Karen (Deim) Martin of Lancaster, and Chris, married to Richard Kettering of Leola; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are two brothers, Leroy S. and Chester E. Martin.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor David Horst officiating. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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David J. Horst
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Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery
210 Weaverland Valley Rd.
East Earl, PA