Cyril L. Martin

Born: Fri., Sep. 1, 1922
Died: Sun., Dec. 8, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
Location: Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
Location: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

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Mr. Cyril L. Martin, 91, of Juniata Street, New Baltimore, died at 7:10 AM, Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.  

Mr. Martin has lived a full life.  He was born on his parents farm in Allegheny Township, Somerset Co.  He was 1 of 8 children, born September 1, 1922  to the late Louis and Cecilia (Suttmiller) Martin.

He was married to Pearle G (Speicher) Martin for 51 yrs until her passing in June, 2002.

He is survived by  Son- Mark E. husband of  Ruth Ann (Shaver) Speicher, Friedens; Son- David L. husband of  Karen (Winegardner) Martin, Schellsburg; Son- Paul J. husband of  Donna (Brant) Martin, Berlin; Son- Jim Martin, New Baltimore; Daughter- Agnes L. wife of  Thomas Ratliff, Martinsburg, WV; Sister- Anna Hillegass-Burkett, New Baltimore; Sister-in-Law- Evelyn (Roudabush) Speicher. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Gertrude Long, Rosella McGough, Zita Speicher, Sister Ann (Rita) Martin & Mary Stayrook and brother, Leo Martin.

As young man Cyril signed up to join the US Army in 1941 and received a Purple Heart for injuries he received in Italy during W.W.II.  When returning home he followed in his father’s footstep and became a farmer.  He was also self employed as salesman for Artificial Breeders Association, following a concept of breeding superior livestock through artificial insemination.  

Cyril is the last surviving charter member of the New Baltimore Sportsman Club.  He was a 4-H Leader for his children.  He was also founding member for the Forbes Road Chapter of Purple Heart.  Cyril served as past commander. He was also a member of the Berlin, Pleasantville and Schellsburg VFWs, the Berlin American Legion and Somerset Co Last Man’s Club formed in 1987. Cyril has been a life long member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Baltimore PA. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Medical Center and recognize the many years of caring and support from Margie Tallifero and Carol Murphy.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 with Father Richard Tomkosky celebrant.

Committal Services will be held at St. Johns Cemetery, New Baltimore.   Graveside Military rites will be accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at 2:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,

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Louis and Kristin Martin
   Posted Mon December 09, 2013
Rest in Peace Pap. Your journey is over. You will be missed!

Donald and Allyson Horner
   Posted Mon December 09, 2013
Jim, Sorry to hear about your Dad. He seemed to enjoy life to the fullest and I am sure all his friends and relatives will miss him dearly.

Jake Betsy and Lyndsey Restly
   Posted Tue December 10, 2013
Our deepest sympathy. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Dana Datko
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
We would like to express our sympathy to the Martin family on the loss of Cyril. When we moved to the New Baltimore area in 2000, Mr. Martin was one of the first neighbors to drive by and introduce himself. He was always friendly, cheerful and a great neighbor to everyone here on Club Road.

May he rest in peace and joy.

John and Dana Datko

William and Donna Felton
   Posted Sat December 14, 2013
To the Cyril Martin Family, We convey our deepest sympathies. We always enjoyed talking with him when he would visit our church. Unfortunately, we haven't seen him in several years and have missed talking to him. Our prayers are with the whole family. May the Lord give you the daily peace that only He can suppy. God bless all of you.

William and Donna Felton

Janet (Stoup) Dolan
   Posted Sun December 15, 2013
Dear Martin Family,

I am Bill and Lucille Stoup's daughter. I have only the fondest memories of our annual trips to New Baltimore for the Martin Family Reunion Picnic. Your farm and "mountain" held a very special place in my Dad's heart. My condolences to all of you in this time of sorrow.
Jan (Stoup)Dolan

Michael Beck
   Posted Sun December 22, 2013
Shocked to see this. I was searching for a phone number to give a call about coming down to hunt some squirrels with my son and see this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. I tell my son stories all the time about New Baltimore and how me and Pap (Jim Stoup) chased squirrels up and down those hollows. Those woods hold a special place in my heart. It was where I learned to hunt, where I first fired paps old double barrel shotgun. May you Rest In Peace Cyril.

Jeanne Diehl Stiffler
   Posted Sat July 12, 2014
Condolences to all the Martin family. I am a cousin of Pearl Speicher Martin and we would visit with Pearl and Cyril a lot when I was younger. I also attended the Speicher reunion and would sit with Pearl and Cyril.

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