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Clyde E. Martin, 64, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the home he shared with his daughter, Lisa, son-in-law, Kris and grandchildren, Kaydee, Teddy and Jaxon. He was born on April 21, 1954 to the late Clarence and Thelma (Gettel) Martin.
Clyde started life as a dairy farmer, driving tractors when he was so little his parents would tell him, "shut the key off Clyde" because he couldn't reach the pedals. Later in life he enjoyed being a heavy equipment operator. Clyde was a very big part in the lives of the grandchildren he lived with. He enjoyed watching them play with farm toys, reading Bible stories and watching movies together. Clyde spent as much time as he could with his youngest grandchild, Jaxon Clyde, who was named to honor him; something he was very proud of. He was the kind of person who would give to anyone in need, even if he couldn't afford to. Clyde often spoke of the need to forgive those who have hurt us, saying "just forgive them and then it all goes away."
He is survived by his children, Lisa Milburn and husband, Kris of Mt. Holly Springs, Amy Ehrhartart and husband, Jon of Chambersburg, Jeremiah Martin of Colorado and Stephanie Rosenberry and husband, Ben of Shippensburg; 8 grandchildren; and siblings, Robert Martin and wife, Pat of Marion, Garry Martin and wife, Vicky of Mercersburg, Ruth Bradley of Michigan, Ray Martin and wife, Gloria of South Carolina and Peggy Porter and husband, Gerry of Virginia.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com for condolences to the family.
Dear Family I was saddened to hear of Clyde's passing. We are praying for the peace and comfort of God to sustain you at this time. We look forward to meeting m,any of you at the Memorial Service on Tuesday at 5:00 Pm at Christian Life Church at 1400 Warmspring Rd in Chambersburg. If there is anything we can do as a church to help any of you please let us know. Pastor Joe
Rev. Joseph F. Pickens Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Clyde's family and friends. We shared many good times together. You were a great friend to us and will be missed. Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you. Susan Holtry and Lyle Shoop
Susan Holtry Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
Rest in peace my friend.My condolences to the family.
ROGER JONES Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace, Clyde. My condolences to the family for their loss of father, grandfather, brother, uncle. Now guardian angel to those that he loved.
Janis Glick Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace Clyde. Had some good times together back in the day, I'll remember you fondly.
mike harglerode Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
The Shippensburg High School class of 1972 sends it's deepest sympathy to the family of our classmate, Clyde Martin. We remember Clyde as a kind hearted and quiet young man. We are sorry that we hadn't gotten an chance to reunite at a class reunion, but will certainly remember him at our 50th.
Diane Sheeler Kennedy Apr 29 2018 12:00 AM