Peter E. Martin, PhD, 89, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home. He was born
on June 4, 1927 in Ridgewood, NJ, and was the son of the late Harold T. and Helen (Evans) Martin Stauffer.
Peter graduated from the New York Military Academy with
the class of 1945. He served in the US Army at the end of WWII. After being honorably
discharged, Peter returned to Yale University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 1950. He
then earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1958, and in 1979, Peter earned a diploma in computer science from the St.
John’s College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Dr. Martin joined the faculty
of Dickinson College as a professor of Mathematics in 1965, having previously taught at Rutgers University. He
helped pioneer the Computer Science Major at Dickinson. He was a gifted musician, performing on a number
of instruments including the harpsichord and guitar. He enjoyed sharing his music, giving concerts at Dickinson
College. He loved reading and was an avid train buff.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Ann
(Vokes) Martin, two sons; Christopher A. Martin of Carlisle and Colin E. (and his wife, Lorraine) Martin of Mt. Wolf and one
niece and three nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in the St. John’s
Episcopal Church, On the Square in Carlisle, with Rev. David Bateman officiating. Inurnment will be in
the St. John’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd Columbarium. A time of visitation and fellowship will
immediately follow the service in the church parish hall. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation
- http://www.parkinson.org/ or to Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013.
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