Carl E. Martin

Carl E. Martin

Wednesday, July 15th, 1936 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Carl E. Martin, 83, of New Holland, went home peacefully to be with his Savior on Sunday, March 15, 2020 following complications of pneumonia.
Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Harvey and Margaret (Esbenshade) Martin. He was married 62 years to Arlene (Snader) Martin.
Carl lived in Atlanta, GA for 36 years before moving back to New Holland in 1995. While in Atlanta he worked at Grady Memorial Hospital for 35 years and also served 17 years as associate pastor of Berea Mennonite Church. After moving back to New Holland he worked 20 years at Dutchway Farm Market in Gap where he built relationships with many customers and knew most of them by name.
Carl was an active member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community where he served as a Sunday School teacher and spiritual mentor to many in the congregation. He was also involved in service with Eastern Mennonite Missions.
Carl loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved his Lord and reflected the love of Jesus to everyone he met.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Carlene, married to Jeff Petersen of Atglen, Sharon, married to Steve Martin of New Holland, and Cathy Martin engaged to Turner Knapp of Atlanta, GA; 4 grandchildren, Lauren, married to Shawn Pettis, Kate Martin, Sara Martin, and Scott Petersen; and a brother, Elmer, married to Grace Martin of Ephrata. Preceding him in death is a sister, Alice Martin and brother, LeRoy Martin.
The family would like to thank the staff at Garden Spot Village Fallcrest for their compassionate care given to Carl.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Due to current health concerns a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite Missions. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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    Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery (Brick)
    168 N. Groffdale Road
    LEOLA, PA 17540
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    Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.
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Rick, Dottie & Sye Ely

Posted at 09:21pm
Our thoughts and prayers to all of Carl's family. He was such a gentle & kind person.

Robert Yoder

Posted at 04:17pm
So saddened to hear about Carl's passing. One of the gentlest men I ever knew. So many nice memories from growing up in Berea with him as assistant pastor. He co-officiated at my baptism, and in a fatherly gesture made a point of coming immediately over to partner with me in my first footwashing service. I believe I last saw him at my wedding 18 years ago now.
My deepest condolences to all in the Martin family.
--Robert Yoder

Dawn Wenger

Posted at 06:46pm
I am so sorry for your loss. In the physical, Carl was a small man but he was a spiritual giant! One of my best Carl memories was his prayer over my son Colin as he was being commissioned to YES/Indonesia. He will be missed!

Turners family , soon to be yours

Posted at 10:10am
Please know we are keeping all of you close to our hearts and in our prayers .
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