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Eddie L. Martin, Sr.

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Eddie L. Martin, Sr., 59, of Mechanicsburg, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  He was born on Aug. 13, 1956 in Palestine, Texas, a son of the late Eddie L. and Martha (McDowell) Martin.

Eddie graduated in 1974 from Gray High School in Idabel, OK and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the South Eastern Oklahoma State University.  Eddie had worked in the grocery supply business most of his life and had been employed for the past five years with Ahold USA, Carlisle in merchandising.  He enjoyed science fiction especially “Star Trek” and was an avid New Orleans Saints fan.  Eddie was also a music aficionado.  He enjoyed music of the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s era and was a “Black Sabbath” and Ozzy Osbourne fan.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, M. Gail (Ivy) Martin, one son, Eddie L. Jr. (wife, Mindy) Martin of Eaton, OH, two daughters; Jennifer G. and Lisa K. Martin, both at home, two brothers and one sister; Robert Foster, William Martin and Sandy Homan, all of Texas and several nieces and nephews.

A viewing will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Keith Searfoss officiating.  Interment will be held in Cowlington Cemetery, Cowlington, OK at a later date.  Flowers are welcome or memorial donations in Eddie’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


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Gail and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Ed. I always enjoyed his wry humor. I am praying that you find comfort in this difficult time and friends and family to surround you with love.

Sharon Griggs

We are very sad to hear of the loss of a very special person. I looked forward to my meetings with Ed. He always had a great story (or few) to tell with a devilish twinkle in his eye. I will miss you Ed!

Joan VanDemark-Land O' Frost

Dear Gail and Family,

I had the privilege to get to know and work with Ed at Ahold. Working with Ed one quickly discovered how much he knew, but also delivered information with wit, wisdom and made our work efforts so much fun, what a gracious man, always had time to share knowledge. He will be terribly missed. There are few people who combine all those talents. My thoughts are with all of you.

Joan Sisserian, IRI Group

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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