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Palmer E. "Pim" Martin, 89, of Hummels Wharf, entered into rest on September 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 11, 1928, in Mount Pleasant Mills, a son of the late Howard A. and Minnie P. Martin. He was married to the late Beverly (Billie) Beaver for 58 years.
Palmer attended Reichenbach School in Mount Pleasant Mills and he honorably served in the Army as a Military Policeman.
After the Army he worked as a truck driver and he and two of his brothers started Martin Brothers Fruit and Produce, Mount Pleasant Mills and Hummels Wharf. Palmer was an accomplished business man for 52 years and retired at the age of 79.
He was a lifetime member of the Moose and a member of Hummels Wharf Fire Company.
Palmer enjoyed camping and he was an avid nature lover especially the mountains. He loved going for family car rides in the country, mountains and reminiscing. He was a kind soul and would lend a hand to anyone in need.
Surviving are his children, Carol Byers, of Hummels Wharf, Harriet Rhoads and her husband Rick, of Sunbury, Wanda Peachey and her husband Omar, of Hummels Wharf, William Martin, of Middleburg (Kreamer) and Cindy Martin, of Hummels Wharf; grandson, Kyle Rhoads and his fiancee' Stacy; granddaughter, Bridgette Vonneida and her husband Chris; his only living sibling, Alfred Martin, Mount Pleasant Mills; numerous brother and sister in-laws and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Dr. Dietmar Plajer officiating.
Graveside services will follow in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
A luncheon in celebration of Palmer's (Pim's) life will be held at Otterbein Methodist Church, Fourth Street, Sunbury, following the graveside service.
Published on September 14, 2017
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