George Walter Martin, 92, of Enon Valley (Little Beaver Twp.) passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Little Beaver Twp., George was born June 6, 1923 to the late Alfred A. and Hilda M. Keebler Martin. He was married for 69 years to Leita Raney Martin as they were married August 15, 1946. She survives.
George retired after 20 years from Babcock and Wilcox, however the job he loved the most was farming. He was a lifetime active member of the Enon Presbyterian Church having served in many different capacities. George was a member of the former Odd Fellows in Enon Valley, the Enon Valley Historical Society and a director of the Little Beaver Cemetery Association.
In addition to his wife, Leita, survivors include four children, Alfred (Sondra) Martin, Carol (Dan) Foster, Shawn Martin, Gary Martin, all of Enon Valley. His circle of love included nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Honoring George’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Interment took place in the Little Beaver Cemetery.
A Memorial Service to honor George will be held at the Enon Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 6, at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Duane Herron officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Enon Presbyterian Church, 230 Church St. Enon Valley, PA 16120.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Dear Family, So Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.
You and your family have my sympathy on the loss of your father.
You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
We cannot express the sorrow we feel for your family’s loss and want to send you our sincere condolences. We understand what you are going through. We lost mom in December. She is dearly missed! We want to leave you with a few scriptures that a friend gave us. We hope they bring you comfort as they have us!
Jesus Christ promised. “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5: 28, 29)
Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed away.”
“No resident will say I am sick.”
“At that time the eyes of the blind ones will be opened and the very ears of the deaf ones will be unstopped. At that time the lame one will climb up just as a stag does, and the tongue of the speechless one will cry out in gladness.”
(Isaiah 33:24 and 35:5, 6.)
It helps me to think of the day when there will no longer be obituary columns to bring sadness, instead there may be just the opposite, announcements of newly resurrected ones… and we can welcome them back with open arms!
No matter how great the promises are we still miss them. I miss my mom terribly every day! My husband and I were given a audio link of others who coped with the loss of a loved one and it was wonderful to receive. I’m including it for you.
Our prayers are with you!