Martin R. White, 85

October 01, 2021

Martin “Marty” Richard White, 85 of Lititz, passed away on October 1, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late Elwood and Eva (Stout) White, and the beloved husband to Bernice (Bleecher) White for over 63 years.

Born and raised in Lancaster County, Martin was a 1954 J.P. McCaskey graduate. Following graduation, Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Photo Laboratory Specialist and served his country for almost 2 years. After his military service, Marty worked for Armstrong Lab for approximately 22 years, and later retired from Conestoga Heating and Plumbing after 29 years as an HVAC specialist.

Marty was a devout catholic and member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He served over 40 years in the Charismatic Renewal movement and was a chairman of the Reunion Committee. Martin and Bernice traveled the world, went on many camping trips with family, was an avid photographer, and had a passion for model trains along with his son Richard and grandsons Martin and Jonathan. The White household was known for their train yard display, and this year would have been Martin’s 75th model train show.

In addition to his wife Bernice, Martin is survived by his 4 children: Cynthia Gulya (John), Richard White (Sheri), Barbara Triantafelow (John), and Patricia White. He is also survived by his 3 siblings: Nancy Foster (Robert), Charles White (Bonnie), and Larry White (Margaret); as well as 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Elwood White.

A time for friends and family to come pay their respects will be held from 10-11 AM on Monday, October 11 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E Delp Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, with Mass to follow at 11 AM. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending Mass cards. Mass cards can be obtained from St. John Neumann Catholic Church or any Catholic Church of your choice.

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Condolences to the Family

October 10, 2021

Bernice, I was sorry to hear of Martin’s passing, but he is now of the best journey of the many you two enjoyed together. I fondly remember you both at our Amish Experience events, and who can forget the train displays? You have my prayers and sympathy. Brad Igou 

October 07, 2021

Dear Bernice and all your family, we are so sorry for your loss.  Marty was such a nice man, we enjoyed talking important stuff with him in the aisle after Mass at SJN.  We liked seeing him out in your yard putting up Christmas decorations or doing things with the kids.  We know you will miss him terribly, and you have our very deepest symptathy.  Peggy and Gere Frailey

October 06, 2021

Marty was always such a wonderful person.  I loved the train set up. He played with us when we were children and really paid attention to us during functions like the prayer meeting picnicks. He helped me in the purchase of his parents home when I was a young adult and his mother was moving to a retirement home.  I have such fond memories of him and I loved his gentle manners and kind heart. He was a treasure and he will be truly missed by many.  My heart and prayers go out to Bernice and the whole family. 
Theresa Metz Flavin

Monday, October 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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601 E. Delp Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
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