Mr. Donald G. Martin, 76, of Chambersburg, PA and formerly of Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, PA, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the emergency room of the Chambersburg Hospital.
Born August 25, 1941 in Waynesboro he was the son of the late J. Fred and Mary (Oberholzer) Martin.
Mr. Martin was a graduate of the Quincy High School, Quincy, PA with the Class of 1959.
After high school he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1965.
He and his wife of 53 years, Dorothy “Dottie” R. (Rosenberger) Martin, were married on March 20, 1965 in the Blue Rock United Brethren Church, Waynesboro.
Mr. Martin was a self-employed truck driver hauling milk, fruit, steel, and concrete. He later went on to become a charter bus driver and mechanic at D&S Buses, Waynesboro and for Atlantic Coast Charters, Hagerstown, MD. Don logged more than three million miles driving truck and buses. For over 25 years, he and his wife ran DJ Tours, taking guided bus trips all over the country.
He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle, PA and a former member of Blue Rock Church where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and on the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Martin enjoyed plumbing, woodworking, and he was able to do most of his own mechanical work on his trucks. He also enjoyed sports and was active in Franklin County baseball and softball and church league baseball, softball, and basketball.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Daniel F. Martin and his wife Susan of Chambersburg and Dale A. Martin and his wife Cathi of Satellite Beach, FL; one grandson Ethan T. Martin; two sisters, Maryle Monn of Waynesboro and Patricia Logan of Harrisburg; two brothers, John Martin of Chambersburg and Larry Martin of Southport, NC; three aunts; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Otterbein U.B. Church, 146 Leitersburg Street, Greencastle, with Pastor David Rawley officiating. Burial will follow in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, PA.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro and one hour prior to the services, Wednesday morning, in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Otterbein U.B. Church, 146 Leitersburg Street, Greencastle, PA 17225.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donald