Marlin L. Haldeman

By on June 12, 2013

62, Retired chief master sergeant,

owned M.L. Haldeman Aluminum Awnings

Marlin L. Haldeman, 62, of Manheim took his last deployment and is safely home in the arms of Jesus Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Lloyd and Susan Hollinger Haldeman of Manheim. Marlin was the loving husband of Deborah A. Wike Haldeman and they celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in April.

Marlin graduated from Manheim Central High School in 1968 and Millersville University in 1979 with a BA in Education. Marlin enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1970 which included an active tour during the Vietnam War. He then joined the PA Air National Guard in 1974 and retired as Chief Master Sergeant. He was Officer in Charge of the Electronic Communications Systems section of the 193D Special Operations Squadron, PA Air National Guard. He conducted airborne operations of radio and television systems on the aircraft, Commando Solo and he received numerous medals and stars.

Marlin was a member of Grace Church of Lititz and the Penn-Elm Lions Club. He was also owner/operator of M.L. Haldeman Aluminum Awnings, Lititz. His interests included gardening, biking and he loved to spend time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three sons: Keith, husband of Zara Townsend Haldeman of Wyoming; Scott Haldeman of Jonestown; and Joel, husband of Amy Zuck Haldeman of Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren; a sister: Kathy, wife of Conrad Nasatka of Manheim; and two brothers: Larry, husband of Deb Shelly Haldeman of Manheim and Mark, husband of Karen Galbach Haldeman of Landisville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Haldeman.

Relatives and friends attended his memorial service at Grace Church of Lititz June 9 with Pastor William C. Willard officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Penryn Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Marlin’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family on-line condolences, please visit

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