William Calvin Martz
William Calvin "Bill" Martz, 94, of Dalmatia, peacefully went to his heavenly home while surrounded by his loving family on the 19th day of November 2019, at Transitions Health Care in Gettysburg.
He was born Dec. 9, 1924, a son of the late William A. and Stella (Witmer) Martz.

Bill loved farming, working in the herb garden, his large family, his many friends, his church, bowling, and dogs. He was an incredibly kind and gentle man; soft spoken with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren on wheat-rides, decorating the barn at Christmas time, going to church, and the 4th of July celebrations in the picnic woods. He will be missed by so many but memories of him will be sure to live on.

Bill leaves behind his devoted wife of 34 years, Rosina C. Tyre-Quillen Martz of Dillsburg; three children, William L. Martz of Northport, Fla., Patti Lou Martz Bakerman of Belgium, and Dennis G. Martz of Dalmatia; three stepchildren, Neal C. Smith of Landisburg, C. Darlene Wagner of Dillsburg, and Janice A. Bolze of York Springs; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, Monroe Martz, Stewart Martz, Erma Martz, and Elda Martz; his first wife of 33 years, Marion Dangler Martz; stepson, Millard "Bunk" Smith; and Bummie, Brownie, Jersey, Faye, Momma Burf, Coco x2, and Miss Kitty just to name a few of his rainbow bridge crossers.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Luke's Church, Malta, followed by a celebration of life at 2.
Burial will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations in Bill's honor be made to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital or your favorite animal rescue.
Published on November 20, 2019


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