David P. Marti, 87, of Russell, PA, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Rouse Home. David was born October 21, 1926, in Warren, PA, the son of the late Albert Marti and Ruth Golnick Thompson.
David was a lifelong resident of Warren. He served in the US Army during World War II. He worked in construction for most of his life, first with Beyer Construction Company, and later owned and operated his own company. He built many of the homes in the Whispering Hills Development on Big 4 Road.
He was a member of the Akeley United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees. An avid singer, David sang in the Russell United Methodist Church choir on Sundays. He was a member of the Joseph Warren Lodge #726, the Coudersport Consistory, and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.
David loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking, and ensured that everyone in his family had a hand crafted piece of furniture that he made.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Reagle Marti; four daughters, Susan Musgrave, and husband, Tom, of Medina, OH, Terry Rivett and Gordon Rushia, of Warren, Judi Renwick, and husband, Douglas, of Warren and Barb Kulinski, and husband, William, also of Warren, PA; one son, Rick Mader, and wife, Judy, of Sugar Grove, PA; one brother, Leroy Marti, and wife, Phyllis, of Warren, PA; sixteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and his puppy, Gidget.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death on March 18, 1970, by his first wife, Pauline A. "Polly" Marti; one brother, Raymond Marti; one stepbrother, Harry Thompson.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc, 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Tuesday, August 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the Akeley United Methodist Church, Old Route 62, Russell, on Wednesday, August 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time, a funeral service will be held there, with Rev. J. Patrick Lenox, Kane District Superintendent, and Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain, Rouse Home and Warren General Hospital, coofficiating. Members of the Joseph Warren Lodge #726 will conduct a Masonic Service at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. on August 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Burial with full military honors will be held at Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Akeley United Methodist Church; Friends of the Rouse Home, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA; or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365.
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