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Robert T. Martin

Robert T. Martin

Robert T. Martin, 87, of Columbia, entered into rest on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018 at St. Anne's Retirement Community. He was the husband of the late Patricia Glatfelter Martin who preceded him in death in 1989. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late John W. and Agnes Bittner Martin.

Bob retired in 1985 after 31 years of service from the New Cumberland Army Depot where he worked as a budget analyst. He was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia, where he served for many years as the church organist. In addition, he played the organ at St. Peter's Catholic Church and most recently at Mary Mother of the Church, Mount Joy. He was a member of the Holy Name Society; was past president and financial secretary of the Father Neufield Council # 3, PCBL and past secretary, Grand Council PCBL.

"Papa" is survived by his children, Brother Ephrem, MMA, (Robert), Edward, Joseph, Anthony, Daniel, and Maria; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Brother Augustine, MMA, (Michael), daughter, Mary Angela, brother, John and sisters, Margaret and Jeanette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may view at the church one hour prior to the Mass. If desired, contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Organ Fund or to the Most Holy Trinity Monastery, 67 Dugway Road, Petersham, MA 01366. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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