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Jack A. Martz
October 17, 1946 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Jack Anton Martz, 76, of Hillsville, PA passed away on July 28, 2023, with his loving family at his side.
Jack was born to Frank and Alice Martz on October 17, 1946, in New Castle, Pa. After graduating from Mohawk High School he served in the US Air Force in Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines and came home to work at General Motors, retiring in 2000.
Jack is survived by his Jr. high school sweetheart and loving wife of 57 years, Lynda, and two children, Lori (Geno Merolla) of Islamorada, FL, and Jack (Tracy) of Canfield, OH, and his two grandchildren Grayson and Cooper Martz of Canfield. He is also survived by his sister Christine (Joe) Paolini of New Castle, PA, and many nieces and nephews, special friends, and his Golden Retriever, Laney. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Frank.
Jack filled every day with family, friends, and sports. He was a natural athlete who never lost his competitive spirit playing softball, racquetball, and tennis long after his high school football glory days and well into his golden years. He was an avid fisherman who knew the best spots on Lake Erie as well as our local lakes and quarries. The bonds he formed with his friends, whether racquetball partners, fishing buddies, or neighbors were priceless to him and they were unbreakable to the very end. He was a fair, loyal, kind, and loving man who never lost his sense of humor or his love of play, and his children and grandchildren hope to carry on that legacy.
Jack’s family will receive friends on Thursday, August 3 from 10-11 a.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, PA., followed by a service delivered by Pastor Russel Shuluga. Afterward, military funeral rites will be conducted graveside at the Bessemer Cemetery. Jack was a lifetime member of the Mahoning Sportsman Association in Hillsville, PA and friends are invited to gather there at the clubhouse for a Celebration of Jack’s life after the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jack’s name to Hospice of the Valley or Animal Charity of Ohio.