Arlin Richard MartinMarch 27, 1939 ~ October 16, 2017 (age 78)
Heaven gained another angel on Monday October 16, 2017.
Arlin Richard Martin, 78, of Greencastle, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center from an undiagnosed medical condition. He was born March 27, 1939, in Hagerstown, MD, to the late Adam R. and Martha G. (Showalter) Martin.
Arlin graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School and attended two years at Eastern Mennonite College. Following his college experience, he went into 1W service, serving at the Lancaster General Hospital. During this time he stayed with his second “Dad and Mom”, Earl and Marion Rohrer.
After his marriage to Mary Lou (Chupp) Martin on September 29, 1962, he became part owner of Maugansville Elevator and Lumber Company. Once the family business was sold, he was employed by Dixie Millwork in Hagerstown, MD, Myers Building Systems, Clear Spring, MD, Mercersburg Builders Supply, Mercersburg, L & S Stone, Greencastle, and Martin’s Farm Market, Hagerstown, MD. After retiring, he was a faithful volunteer at Booksavers of Hagerstown, MD.
He attended Genesis Fellowship in Kauffman Station. Through the years he served on the following boards: Hope Christian Center, New York City, NY, Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg, Cove Valley Christian Youth Camp, Mercersburg, and Sparkling Springs Association, Harrisonburg, VA. He was also instrumental in starting the Maugansville (MD) Little League.
Arlin enjoyed traveling to Florida, spending time at their cabin and also attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and many activities. He was an avid reader and Baltimore Orioles fan.
Along with his wife of 55 years, he is survived by four children; Cindy S. (Carl) Keener of State Line, Keith L. (Julie) Martin of Greencastle, Lori A. (Greg) Martin of Marion, and Amy J. (Mike) Hammond; six grandchildren; Chanelle (Ryan) Hamilton, Derek (Chantel) Keener, Kolby Martin, Hailee Martin, Michaelena Hammond, and Logan Martin; and two great-grandchildren with one on the way; one sister Betty Horst, and one brother Leo (Mary) Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Alta Hertzler; and two brothers-in-law Lauren Horst, and James Hertzler.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Road East Chambersburg, PA, with the Rev. Steve Fretz officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday October 20, 2017, at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the Browns Mill Cemetery Kauffman Station.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Genesis Fellowship Building Fund, PO Box 133, Shady Grove, PA 17256. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.