Richard Ray Martin

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Richard Ray Martin


     Richard Ray Martin, 74, died Sat., Nov. 24, at home.

     Born in East Earl, PA, to the late Clarence Paul and Edna (Hollinger) Martin, he graduated from Garden Spot High School; attended Goshen College, Goshen, IN; earned a B.A. degree from Houghton College, Houghton, NY; pursued graduate work at Columbia International University, Columbia, SC, and was a student at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN, a dept. of Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.  By the end of his 31-year teaching endeavor at Moody Av, he had become a professor and Coordinator of the Airframe Dept. training students for missionary aviation. Upon retirement, he returned to Lancaster County and worked for the local Amish in a variety of tasks. 

     Dick, a long-time, active member of Johnson City Alliance Church in Johnson City, TN, served as music director. 

     He is survived by his wife of 49 years, L-Louise S. (Herman) Martin; a brother, Lester E. married to Arlene (Horning) Martin; three sisters: Pauline D., wife of the late James W. Burkholder; Elva M. married to Robert Newswanger and Arlene R., (wife of the late Glenn E. Hurst), married to Melvin G. Peifer, plus many nieces and nephews.  He will be interned at Evangelical United Methodist Church cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Global Disciples, 315 W. James St, Lancaster, PA 17603, or JAARS, (aviation dept Wycliffe Bible Translators), P. O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173,

     A memorial service will be held at EUMC, 276 W. Main St, New Holland, PA 17557 at 10:30 a.m., Mon., Dec. 3, 2018.  Everyone is welcome.

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