Margaret E. Martin

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Margaret E. Martin, 93, formally of Lewistown, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2013, at home, with members of her family by her side. Peg had resided at the Thomson home in Skaneateles, N.Y., for more than three years, enjoying the loving care of her granddaughter, Maggie Thomson, and her family.

Peg was born on July 4, 1919, in Eldorado, to Verna and Clarence Gearhart. She was married for 49 years to the late Roland A. Martin, who passed away on Dec. 11, 1989. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are her four children, Jill (George) Newton, of Skaneateles, N.Y., George (Vicki) Martin, of Boca Raton, Fla., Dan Martin, of Camp Hill, and Maryanne Martin, of Gaithersburg, Md. Peg was blessed with seven grandchildren, Maggie Thomson, Andrew Newton, Brett and Jonathon Martin, Adrian Stouffer, Joseph Martin and Liam Esparraguera and six great-grandchildren.

Peg had a marvelous sense of humor. Everyone loved her easy laughter and the way she made everyone around her feel important. She was a outdoors woman at heart, a master camper. She was passionate about sports, was an excellent archer and loved swimming and diving. She volunteered for many organizations extensively and continued until she was 90 years old.

She was a longtime and active member of Grace Evangelical United Methodist Church, in Lewistown.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021, or SAVES, 77 Fennell St., Skaneateles, NY 13152.

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