Martha M. “Marty” Landis, 88, of Carlisle, PA, passed away peacefully
on Friday, August 7, 2015, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born June 23, 1927, in Plainfield, PA. She was the daughter of the late Edwin
Murphy and Florence V. “Babe” (Shughart) Murphy Nitchman. Marty was preceded in death by her husband, Millard W. “Bill”
Sept. 24, 2008.
a 1944 graduate of Carlisle High School. Marty worked for The Carlisle Shoe Co. in the payroll department. Most interestingly, she was the model for the shoes
made in Carlisle and had them photographed while she was wearing them and given the shoes as a gift. She was also a former employee with the Carlisle Hospital
as well as the Federal Equipment Co. She retired from the South Middleton School District where she worked in the payroll
and bookkeeping departments from 1964 to 1988. The most important things in Marty's life were her family, friends, children, dogs, cooking and nature. Marty was a culinary genius before it was fashionable
and always delighted her family and friends with delicious meals. Marty raised, trained and showed Irish Setters for many
years, and dearly loved her Golden Retriever "Cowboy". As an avid bridge player, she was part of a Carlisle Bridge
Club for 60 years with her closest lady friends and her two sisters-in-law. For Marty, besides family, her earthly ‘paradise' was camping at Assateague Island in MD
on the State camping grounds each summer since the 50's. She always made reservations in January in order to insure that
she had four weeks to share for our yearly visits.
survived by one son, Millard W. “Bill” (wife, Virginia R. “Ginny” Landis) of Pittsburgh, PA; three grandchildren, Malieka Te’ Landis of Reno, NV, Joshua Q. W. Landis of WA, and Christopher Q. W. (wife, Jennifer) Landis of Chicago,
IL; two great-grandchildren, Finn Martin Landis and Sadie Carr Landis; two brothers-in-law, Dick Landis and Dr. Thomas Landis;
one sister-in-law, Donna Landis; and cousins, nieces and nephews from Canada and Carlisle. She was preceded in death by one son, James “Jim” Landis, who passed away March 22, 2010.
A graveside service will be held Friday, September 11, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township, PA. The Rev. Arlene Dunn will officiate. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with the
arrangements. Memorial donations in Marty’s name may be made to Carlisle Cares or to Project Share,
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Dear Millard and Family,
May serenity and joyful memories come quickly and forever for you.
Patti & Maureen
What a beautiful and true
tribute to Marty. She will always be in our hearts and memories. Wishing you peace.
Debbie Myers and family
Now I know where you got your culinary
skills and your character! Sounds like your Mom lived a full and enjoyable life. I'm glad you could be close to her
in her final years.
Please accept our
sympathy in the loss of a fine lady. We will remember her and your family in prayer.
Tom and Penny Homolash
Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Marty and Bill were close friends and we always enjoyed being with them.
Mario & Pat Novi
I'm a Vietnam Veteran who served with LT. Landis a very brave and great
leader. I send my sincere condolences to a wonderful mother who raised a wonderful son.
James Castello (Cas)
D 1/501st 101st Airborne Div
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