Boyertown Area Community Suffers Loss of Two Significant Contributors


by Lesley Misko

In his sermon “Meditation 17,” 17th century British minister and poet John Donne says, "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. ...  any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."  

Over this past week the Boyertown area community has lost two men who spent a good part of their lives being supportive of worthwhile programs, civic groups, and constructive progress. As these next days pass, many words will be shared about the specifics of their contributions. However, we do not need the specifics to know that the community has indeed been diminished by their loss.

Charles Haddad 

Obituary not yet shared.  

Glenn L. Martin 

Glenn L. Martin, 81, husband of Rose Ann (Hackman) Martin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. 

Born in Blue Ball, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Dorothy (Denlinger) Martin. 

Glenn was heavily involved in the local business community. He was previously the Chairman of the Board for the Boyertown Area Chamber of Commerce. He was a long time board member and former Chairman of the Board for TriCounty Chamber of Commerce. He was also a long time board member and Chairman of the Board for the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association. He was also on the Board of the Bally Ambulance Committee .and was on the finance committee of Salford Mennonite Church. In 2005, he received the Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award from the National Sand & Gravel Association. 

In his spare time, Glenn enjoyed going camping and playing golf. He was a longtime supporter of Boyertown Legion Baseball. Glenn also enjoyed spending time at their house in Sarasota, FLwith his family. 

In addition to his family and grandchildren, his biggest love was the Quarry. He was the proud owner of the family business, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc. 

Surviving along with his wife Rose of 54 years, are his daughter Lisa Stoltzfus; son Rod Martin, husband of Jennifer; siblings Thomas Martin, husband of Lois, Ruth Ann Minninger, wife of Steve, Dave Martin, husband of Sandi, Fred Martin, husband of the late Myrna; sister-in-law Evie Martin; grandchildren Matthew Martin, Caleb Stoltzfus, Brandon Stoltzfus, and Ryan Martin. He is predeceased by his brother Nelson Martin and his granddaughter Elizabeth Stoltzfus. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 9:30-11:00AM at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438. A service will follow at 11:00AM at the Church. Inurnment will be held at Salford Mennonite Church cemetery immediately following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenn's name to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. View obituaries or send condolences at

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