- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
Raymond Martin 64, Gem construction employee
Raymond "Ray" Martin, 64, of Ephrata, passed away at his residence Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
Born in Ephrata, he was the son of H. Moses and Anna (Hostetter) Martin of Lititz and was the husband of Mim (Snader) Martin. They celebrated 41 years of marriage this past Jan. 2.
Ray was a member of Ephrata United Zion Church. An avid reader, he enjoyed the History Channel and spending time with his family. He had worked in construction for the former Gem Construction in East Earl.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ray is survived by his son: Kerry Ray, husband of Erin (Abbott) Martin, of Ephrata; and his daughter: Kimberly Joy, wife of Kenneth Kaylor, of Lititz; and three grandchildren: Devon Joanna Kaylor, Emily Madison Martin and Mary Margaret Martin; seven brothers: Joseph Henry, husband of Elva M. (Martin) Martin, of New York; Jay David, husband of Norma S. (Martin) Martin, of New York; Albert H., husband of Arlene N. (Oberholtzer) Martin, of Wisconsin; Luke H., husband of Eunice H. (Hahn) Martin, of Terre Hill; Virgil H., husband of Eunice L. (Huber) Martin, of Wisconsin; Timothy H., husband of Brenda R. (Wenger) Martin, of Lititz; and James H., husband of Dorothy M. (Nolt) Martin, of New York; and six sisters: Rhoda H., wife of Marvin H. Sensenig of Ephrata; Barbara Ann Martin, of Lititz; Leah Mae, wife of Mark Edward Edris, of Myerstown; Lucille H. Martin, of Lititz; Climena H., wife of David W. High, of Myerstown; and Rachel H., wife of Robert N. Hoover, of Missouri.
A memorial service will be held on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, with Rev. Jay Showalter officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to the Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.
Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.