Thomas L. Martz, 88

Thomas L. Martz, 88, of Ellwood City passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Carriage Court following a short illness.

Born May 26, 1931 in Emerickville, PA, he was the son of the late Frank T. and Mary (Shields) Martz . He was married to Patti J. Milliren for 61 years until her passing in 2015.

After graduating from High School, Tom served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. Following his discharge and moving to Ellwood City in 1958, he began his career in banking. He served as loan officer, was promoted to vice-president and treasurer of Ellwood Federal and was elected President in 1973. He continued as President for 13 years until his retirement. During his tenure he grew the bank from a local one office facility into an institution with branches in four Western PA counties. Active in community affairs, he served on the executive board of the first Ellwood City Festival and as its chairman from 1989 until 2011. He was a member of the Ellwood City Rotary Club. An avid sportsman, he was a life member of Ellwood Wampum Rod and Gun Club and the Breakneck Beagle Club. He enjoyed time spent at his home in Jefferson County.

Survivors include a daughter, Terri (Rick) Weingartner of New Castle; daughter in law, Dana Martz of Ellwood City; and grandson, Thomas D (Jessica) Martz of Winston Salem, NC.

In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was preceded in death by a son, Frank Martz; two brothers; and a sister.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held at the Moore Cemetery in Reynoldsville, PA at 11 AM on Saturday, May 16.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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7 thoughts on “Thomas L. Martz, 88

  1. To Teri, Dana and families; Deepest sympathies for your loss. Tom was a beloved boss. Lots of great memories in my thoughts today. So many of us talking and remembering him today. RIP Tom ???

  2. So sorry to hear of Toms passing. He was the best boss and I have many good memories of him. My thoughts go out to Terri, Dana and their families. Rest in Peace Tom.

  3. Saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a friend as well as my boss. i have so many fond memories, he was such a kind person. Sympathy to Terri, Dana, Rick and all his family.

  4. Was so glad to have worked for Tom. He was nice to all his employees. I’ll miss him. Carl and I are thinking of all of you at this time.

  5. Tom was a huge help to me when I worked at the Chamber of Commerce. I looked up to him as a mentor and a good friend. I always appreciated his wisdom and sense of humor. I’ll miss him. Our prayers are with you, from our family to yours.

  6. We lost a great man & boss. He was always there to help employees in any way he could. By example he showed the value of dedicated work ethics. Memories are the treasures that survive. Deepest sympathy to Terri, Rick, Dana and families. He will be missed by many.

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