Benton Center - Daniel H. Martin Sr., age 85, of 2363 Havens Corner Rd., Penn Yan, N.Y., died Wednesday (October 23, 2013) at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, NY. Friends are invited to call at the family home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 27). A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 28) at the Benton Mennonite Church, Baldwin Road, Penn Yan. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Martin was born July 25, 1928 in New Holland, Penn., one of fourteen children born to the late Menno M. and Elizabeth N. (Hoover) Martin. On November 9, 1950, in East Earl, Penn., he married the former Lydia W. Horst. They have lived locally for 18 years, previously of Stevens, Penn., where he was a self-employed agricultural farmer until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Martin was a member of Benton Mennonite Church.
He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 63 years Lydia W. Martin at home; 12 children, son Raymond H. (Emma W. Brubaker) Martin, son Henry H. (Ada W. Zimmerman) Martin, son Noah H. (Ada M. Martin) Martin, son Daniel H. (Esther W. Zimmerman) Martin, son Menno H. (Kathryn Z. Leid) Martin all of Penn Yan, daughter Alma H. wife of Edwin N. Reiff of Newville, Penn., daughter Lena H. wife of Henry B. Leinbach of Penn Yan, son Aaron H. (Laura H. Zimmerman) Martin of Penn Yan, daughter Lydia H. wife of Stephen L. Weaver of Stevens, Penn., daughter Bertha H. wife of Curvin M. Stauffer of Penn Yan, daughter Elizabeth H. wife of Eldon S. Zimmerman of Stevens, Penn., and son Chester H. (Irene W. Zimmerman) Martin of Penn Yan; 94 grandchildren; 118 great-grandchildren; four brothers Noah Martin, Allen Martin. Aaron (Dorothy) Martin, Adam (Lizzie) Martin; two sisters, Lizzie Zimmerman, and Anna wife of Reuben Ringler; countless nieces, nephews, and several in laws.
Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by four great-grandchildren; two sisters, and five brothers including his older twin brother Amos.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, N.Y.