Allan L. Martin, 83, of Clearfield passed away on October 30, 2012 at Select
Specialty Hospital, Johnstown, PA.
He was born on October 8, 1929 in Zelienople, PA, the son of George R."Red" and
Louise (Spielman) Martin.
Mr. Martin served in the United State Air Force for four years as a Lieutenant and
was commissioned by President Eisenhower.
He is a graduate and Alumni of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in
Civil engineering and surveying. In 1956 he joined Clearfield Borough as borough
engineer and retired in 1993. He went on to serve as a consultant PE for the
Borough. In 1982 he was recognized as Executive of the year. Among his
accomplishments he designed the original sewer system for the borough and was
a borough administrator and served as a past council president.
Allan was active in scouting and received scouting highest award, the Silver
He was quite active in the church all of his life and became an ordained minister
with the Apostolic Believers. One of his favorite scripture which was noted on the
front of his Bible was Isaiah 26:3 and 4.
Allan is survived by his wife Hope A. (Snyder) Martin, whom he married August 5,
1994, six children; Sherrill Leigey and her husband, Richard, Richard Martin and his
wife, Kathy, John Martin and his wife, Winnie, Anna Martin, Donald Martin
and his fiancée,Janice Young, Thomas Martin and his wife, Tina, five step-children;
Jim Albright and his wife, Debbie, Robin Cushion and her husband, Jim, Faith
Wilcox and her husband, Lewis, Tim Albright, David and his wife, Yan Price,
twenty two grandchildren; Rick, Heather, Jeff, Mark, John Jr., Angela, Melissa,
Matthew, Stephanie, Thomas, Jr., Tanis, Ciera, Lyndsey, Travis, Katelynn, Nicholas,
George, Lydia, Christopher and Brandon, eighteen great grandchildren, eleven
nieces and nephews, his in-laws; Michael Snyder, Linda Snyder and Janet, Priscilla
and her husband, Peter Fias and Dennis Snyder. Also his beloved pets; Lucas and
Allan was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Marguerite (Stark)
Martin, a brother, Donald G. Martin, two granddaughters; infant, Winnie Martin
and Michelle Leigey.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Church of
the Nazarene, 401 Ogden Ave., Clearfield at 1:00 P.M.
The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Bennett and
Houser Funeral Home, Inc., 312 E. Locust Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.