Clair S Martin

March 26, 1949February 13, 2018

Clair S. Martin, 68, of Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, after a brief illness. Born on March 26, 1949 in Ephrata, PA, he was the son of the late Norman M. and late Elizabeth R. (Sauder) Martin. Formerly of Frystown, PA, Clair spent a lot of happy hours on his garden tractor. He loved spending time with family and friends. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he was lovingly cared for by his parents before moving to Fairmount Homes in April 2008. He was a member of the Martin’s Mennonite Church, Marion Township, Berks County. Surviving are three sisters, Janice S., wife of Luke Nolt, Ephrata, PA; Pauline S., wife of Merle Gingrich, Richland, PA; and Marie S. wife of Lloyd Zimmerman, New Holland, PA. Also surviving are ten nephews, Milford Nolt, Ephrata, PA; Matthew Nolt, husband of Shelah, Ontario, Canada; Michael Nolt, husband of Rose, Mifflinburg, PA; Wesley Gingrich, husband of Kendra , Myerstown, PA; Delmar Zimmerman, Ephrata, PA; Glendon Zimmerman, husband of Rachel, Denver, PA; Gary Zimmerman, husband of Donna, Newmanstown, PA; Lowell Zimmerman, New Holland, PA; Myron Zimmerman, husband of Angela, Phelps, NY; Marcus Zimmerman, New Holland, PA; four nieces, Karen Gingrich, Sheila Gingrich, Darla Gingrich, all of Richland, PA; Lori Zimmerman, New Holland, PA, seven great nephews and ten great nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one niece and one nephew. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM in Martin’s Mennonite Church, 765 Church Road, Womelsdorf, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be on Saturday from 2 PM to 4 PM at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA and Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. Please Omit Flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown, PA is handling his arrangements.


  • Viewing Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Viewing Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Viewing Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 19, 2018

Clair S Martin

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February 17, 2018

I enjoyed taking care of Clair. I will miss our conversations. Our last conversation before he got sick was that he will get to see his mom and dad one day, not knowing it would be so soon. Clair touched my heart from day one when he came to FH, he never let his disability limit him and I always admired that and your commitment to him as a family. God bless your family I will greatly miss him