Clair E. Martin, age 78, of Lititz, PA, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday April 10, 2021 at home with family around him. He was the husband of Carolyn L (Oberholtzer) Martin with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage. He was born in Clay, PA to Albert L and Mabel (Eshleman) Martin.
In addition to his wife he is survived by; a son Gary N. Martin (Sandy) daughters Cheryl L Stephen (Hubert) and Karen Martin (Lonnie deceased) He has 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grand-children, 3 siblings, Glenn Martin (Jean) Coudersport, PA, A Dale Martin (Mary Ann) Lebanon PA and Teresa Zeiset (Luke) Akron PA. He was preceded in death by a sister Marian Miller (Clint deceased) and brothers, Thomas Martin and Gary Neil Martin.
He was involved as a member of Millport Mennonite Church where he served in various capacities. He was owner/operator of Parkview Garage, Inc. for more than 30 years. He served in Gideons International Family Commission of Camp Swatara, a volunteer chaplain at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital, prison ministry and two different types of community outreach.
His God given spirit and his Irish fire have given his family many adventures over the years. He has driven through 49 states, several occasions of driving to Belize, Central America, traveled to Taiwan, Japan and Hawaii. He loved camping and nature. His heart’s desire was always in helping others to find the Lord and uplift their lives. He recently expressed that he was a blessed man and was satisfied with his life.
Thanks goes to Wellspan Ephrata Hospital, Ephrata Cancer Center and Hospice & Community Care for their compassionate care.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held later at the convenience of the family. Please feel free to share your favorite story or memory of Clair under the ” Leave Your Condolence”
I am sorry for your loss of your father. I pray God’s comfort for you and your family. His obituary sounds like his life was very blessed on earth, and certainly it is more blessed now with our God.
I miss you and Hubert at church
Thanks. Yes many memories. It is amazing how God moves us around in our lives. I am relieved that he is in a perfect body now but I miss his energetic spirit and our constant conversations. Blessings to you both as well. Carolyn Martin
We are praying you experience comfort and grace in the loss of your dear husband. Clair and you always hold a special place in our hearts. We will be forever grateful for Clair’s mission and vision those many years ago to reach the young people at Poplar Grove for Jesus! We have fond memories of being in your home during that special season of our lives. God’s peace and comfort to you and your entire family. Blessings, Larry and LaVerne Kreider
Cheryl and family – we are praying that you experience God’s strength and comfort in the days ahead. What a blessing to hear the testimony of your father’s life lived with Jesus. Peace unto you.
Praying you experience God’s Peace and Comfort as Clair rests in the presence of Jesus.