Paul B. Martin, 89, Paul B. Martin Fuel Co. owner, Lime Rock Mennonite member

By on June 13, 2018

Paul B. Martin, 89, of Ephrata, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Fairmount Homes.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Jacob and Mary (Burkholder) Martin, and was the husband of Esther Z. (Martin) Martin, who passed away in 2015.

Paul was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference). He was a self-employed owner/operator truck driver and owner of Paul B. Martin Fuel Co. for many years before retirement. After retirement, he was a driver for the plain sect community.

Paul is survived by four sons: Melvin M., husband of Barbara (Martin) Martin of Ephrata; Clair M., husband of Ruth Ann (Weaver) Martin of Hayward, Wisc.; Earl M., husband of Judy Lynn (Sensenig) Martin of Lititz; Vernon M., husband of Jeana (Martin) Martin of Lititz; three daughters: Marian M., wife of Paul Martin of Ephrata; Mary M., wife of John Maldanado of Sarasota, Fla.; Elaine M. Jenkins of Lititz; 29 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and two stepbrothers: David Newswanger of Myerstown, Adam Newswanger of Lititz.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Norman B. Martin, Harvery B. Martin; four sisters: Katie Weaver, Lizzie Mae Martin, Mary Martin, Anna Eberly; and three stepbrothers: Peter, John and Luke Newswanger.

Services were held June 11 at Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fairmount Homes for the compassion and quality care Paul received.

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

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