Carl D. Martin, 92, of Lititz, and formerly of Manheim, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Landis Homes. Born in Salisbury Township, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Benner Martin. Carl was the loving and devoted husband of Reba M. Dagen Martin and they observed their 69th wedding anniversary in February. A dairy farmer, Carl was the owner and operator of his own farm in Penn Township, he also was employed at Agway in Manheim, and Darrenkamps Market in Mount Joy. He was an active and faithful member of Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim; and served as trustee on the cemetery board and as Sunday school secretary. Carl volunteered at the Lancaster General Hospital and at Landis Homes. Carl’s life-long passion was his family and he loved spending time with his children, and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Reba are three sons: Larry E. husband of Ruth Ann Hess Martin of Manheim, Leon L. husband of Diana Reichenbach Martin of Manheim, Marlin J. husband of Doris E. Kready Martin of Elizabethtown, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and four sisters: Norma E. Groff, Dorothy B. Martin, Mary wife of Ray Beyer, and Irene wife of Lamar Reed, two brothers: Joseph husband of Betty Ann Martin and Elvin husband of Lois Martin and a brother-in-law, Paul Farrel. Preceding him in death is a twin brother, Clair Martin, and brothers: Lee and Paul Martin, and two sisters: Elsie Martin and Esther Farrel.
The family would like to extend their thanks for all the loving care and support given to Carl by the staff of Landis Homes, and Hospice and Community Care.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Carl’s memorial service at the Landis Homes Retirement Community, WEST BETHANY CHAPEL, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Friends may visit with the family at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM with additional visitation on Saturday morning at Landis Homes Retirement Community from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Carl’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Hernley Mennonite Church, 746 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.