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Mr. David Martin

As originally published on Friday, December 19, 2008.

Mr. David Lynn Martin, 69, of Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Born August 19, 1939, in Buckhannon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Orza J. and Mabel (Sayre) Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barbara Welty Martin.

He obtained his bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan and his master's degree from West Virginia University. After retiring as a teacher from Frederick County Public Schools, he was employed as a hazardous materials instructor at the National Fire Academy. David was active in the community, a member of Thurmont United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg Lions Club, and Friends of Emmitsburg Library. He enjoyed reading, photography, attending Emmitsburg town meetings, auctions, and working on his Apple computer.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are daughters, Marianne Kreiner and husband, Andrew of Germantown, and Aimee Martin of Emmitsburg; one grandchild, Nicholas Kreiner; and two sisters, Lois Chichester of Vienna, W.Va., and Linda Martin of Lake Placid, Fla., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, with his pastor the Rev. Gary Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the Emmitsburg Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in David's name be made to either Friends of Emmitsburg Library (FOLEB) 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to Emmitsburg Lions Club, P.O. Box 1182, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

Pallbearers will be members of the Emmitsburg Lions Club.

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 the next History of Emmitsburg, Please send us any stories or anecdotes
about him to us at: history@emmitsburg.net