David P. Marti

David P. Marti, 87, of Russell, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Rouse Home.

David was born Oct. 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 U.S. 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 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 handcrafted piece of furniture that he made.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Reagle Marti; four daughters: Susan Musgrave, and husband, Tom, of Medina, Ohio, 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.; 16 grandchildren; 11 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; and one stepbrother, Harry Thompson.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc, 1003 Pennsylvania Ave., E., Warren, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 5-8 p.m., and at the Akeley United Methodist Church, Old Route 62, Russell, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 10-11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there, with the Rev. J. Patrick Lenox, Kane District Superintendent, and the Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain, Rouse Home and Warren General Hospital, co-officiating. Members of the Joseph Warren Lodge 726 will conduct a Masonic Service at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. on Aug. 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; or 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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