August 30 1957 July 27 2019
Martha’s Obituary Martha Elizabeth (Adlam) Leary, 61, of Souderton, Pennsylvania; formerly of Glenside, went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Grand View Hospital. Martha had faced an incredibly difficult struggle with ALS. Martha was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late James A. Adlam, Sr. and Ruth E. (Shapcott) Adlam. For eighteen years she has been the loving wife of James P. Leary of Souderton and Abington. Martha graduated from Abington High School, class of 1975. Martha attended Montgomery County Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Martha worked in the administrative offices of the former Abington Savings Bank in Abington, and then worked as an executive assistant for Windsor Financial Services, Horsham, PA. She was a recording secretary for the Indian Valley Junior Women’s Club in Souderton, and a congregant of Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Hatfield. Martha also served as a valued member of the Holy Spirit Vestry. Martha volunteered at the Indian Valley Public Library charity events. She enjoyed traveling, quality time with the grandkids, and church activities. Martha was a kind, happy woman who had great sense of humor and an easy, infectious laugh. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Ruth Adlam of Hatfield, her daughter, Leighanne Kister of Harleysville, PA; her two sons, Erik Kister of Rockledge, PA, and Scott Kister of Glenside, PA; her step-daughter, Coleen Thompson and husband, Craig of Souderton, PA; her two step-sons, Patrick Leary and wife, Amy of Eaglesville, PA, and Brian Leary and Jenna Balaicuis of Ambler, PA. Martha has four grandchildren – Parker, Bella, Spencer, and Sasha Piper. Martha is also survived by her two brothers, James A. Adlam, Jr. and wife, Janet of Ambler, PA, George Adlam and wife, Sue of Ambler, PA; her two sisters, Ruth Watkins and husband, Scott of Schwenksville, PA, and Joy Bailey and husband, John of Ladera Ranch, CA. Martha is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation with Martha’s family, and a Celebration of Life, will be held on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Indian Valley Country Club, Bergey Road, Telford PA. All are invited to meet Martha’s family and celebrate her wonderful life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. Please write ‘Martha Leary’ on the memo line. Please, instead of flowers and cards, let’s help those who have been afflicted by ALS. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Martha Elizabeth Leary August 30 1957 July 27 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Souderton, state: Pennsylvania