The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 30, 2013

Mary B. Martin

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — MARTIN – Mary B., Upper Yoder Township, died June 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.  Mary was the wife of the Rev. Father Charles P. Martin, retired rector of  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Johnstown.  They recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.  They were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mount Lebanon.  They were the parents of six children, James Charles, born in 1960, and died as an infant; J. Christopher, born 1961, Falls Church, Va.; Stephen Richard (Jane), born 1963, Berlin, PA; Thomas Robert, born 1965, and died as the result of a fall in 1985; Susan Elizabeth Von Schondorf, born 1966, Wescosville; and Timothy William (Rachel), born 1969, Beaver, and four grandchildren, Jami, Heather, Matthew and Zane.  Mary was the daughter of the George A. and Elizabeth Lena (Lyons) Balch. Her father died in 1937, and her mother then married the Rev. Harold Day, both deceased. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Smith, and a brother, George W. Balch.  Mary was a graduate of Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon, with a degree in food services, and worked as a dietitian in the Pittsburgh public schools for three years. Upon moving to Johnstown, she worked for many years in food services at Westmont School District, mostly at the junior high. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Very Rev. George L.W. Werner and the Rev. Leslie G. Reimer, officiating.  Private inurnment will take place on the family farm in Somerset County.  Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Rosewood, Mass. 01923, or a charity of choice. (ptbmortuary.com)

 

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