Ellen Martin 77, motorcycle rider, Lititz VFW steward

By on May 2, 2012

Ellen Martin, 77, formerly of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Hershey Medical Center.

She was born in Hanover and was the daughter of the late Elam and Bertha Withers, and was the wife of the late Robert Clair Martin.

Ellen was an avid motorcycle rider and she was a member of the Garden Spot Motorcycle Club. She enjoyed reading. Ellen was a very caring person. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She worked as a steward for Lititz VFW until retirement in 1986.

Ellen is survived by three sons: Robert C. Martin Jr. of Cornwall; Richard C., husband of Susan B. Martin, of Newton Square; and Ronald C., husband of Staci G. Martin, of Davidsonville, Md.; a sister: Kathryn Wolfe, of Lancaster; and grandchildren: Kristen, Leanne, James, Ryan, Danielle, Ronald Jr., Jaclyn, Allison, Carter, Emily and Carrie.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother: Randall Barry; and a sister: Pat Ream.

Funeral services were held on April 30 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata. Interment took place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ellen’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online at alzfdn.org.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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