The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 8, 2012

Dorothy Mae (Benson) Martin


The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — MARTIN – Dorothy Mae (Benson), 87, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Cambria Care Nursing Home. Born March 20, 1925, in Maple Ridge, daughter of Norman E. Sr. and Harriet H. Benson. Preceded in death by parents;  first husband, Harry Nelson Harshberger; second husband, Charles D. Martin; son, Ronald Martin; sisters, Mary Louise Harshberger and Betty R. Valentine; and brothers, Norman E. Jr., James R. and William E. Benson. Survived by sons, Harry Harshberger, and wife, Rosemarie, Alum Bank; Barry Harshberger, and wife, Christine, Cairnbrook; and  Rickie Harshberger, and wife, Christy, Schellsburg. Also survived by loving grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa, Kristy, Tracey, Sarah, Jeremy and Travis. She also was blessed with great grandsons, Max, Liam and Cooper; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy, with her always pleasant, optimistic, kind and caring ways, will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank.


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