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Mervin T. Martz, 82, Mayport, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Worthville, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Nellie J. Richards Martz.
Mr. Martz was a 1947 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
June 2, 1961, in Strattanville, he married the former Shirley M. Smith, who survives.
Mr. Martz worked as a mechanic for Ringgold Equipment in Ringgold for more than 30 years.
He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, trapping and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include nine children, Michael Martz and wife Betty of Houston, Texas, Terry Lee Smith and wife Pamela of Mayport, Larry Allen Martz and wife Penny of Mayport, Debbie Love Anthony and husband Charlie of Strattanville, Wanda Leigh Shoup and husband Donald of Mayport, Sherrie Martz of Pittsburgh, Pamela Jean Blake and husband Mark of New Bethlehem, Patricia Ann Magagnotti and husband William of New Bethlehem, and Peggy Lou Martz Anderson of New Bethlehem; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Martz.
Friends will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the Ringgold United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Joan L. Rousseaux officiating.
Interment will be in the Worthville Cemetery.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Worthville Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Furlong Funeral Home, Summerville.