Donna J. “D.J.” Martz, 71, of North Huntingdon, PA and Dade City, FL passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 1, 1947 in Greensburg, PA. Daughter of the late Earl G. and Wilma Wolff Martz, she was a graduate of the Sewickley Township High School and received her BS and Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from the California University of Pennsylvania. Furthering her education, she completed Mathematics course work at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. She received a PA Teacher Certification in Mathematics from Seton Hill University. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. D.J. retired from the Westmoreland IU in 2004 after 35 years of service. She served as treasurer of the Herminie United Methodist Church and held several leadership roles at Crabapple Lake Community Park in Herminie, PA., including being a member, secretary and president of the board of directors. She also served as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at Crabapple Pool. D.J. loved to ski and was a ski instructor at Hidden Valley Ski Resort for several years. D.J. joined her aunt and uncle in making her winter home at Travelers Rest Resort and Golf Course in Dade City, FL. since 2010. D.J. loved Travelers Rest Resort and served on the board of directors as secretary, and most recently as the first vice president. She also served as secretary of the golf league. D.J. learned how to make pens at the wood shop which turned into a passion and eventually expanded into teaching others pen making. She is preceded in death by both parents and one brother – Earl G. Martz II. She is survived by her aunt and uncle – Gladys (Wolff) and Clarence (Clint) Taylor of Mechanicsburg, PA., ten cousins and a group of amazing friends who will miss her terribly. Friends will be received from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Monday June 10, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 in Madison, PA. Services will take place at 11 am on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Diane Wiley officiating. Interment will follow at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensburg, PA.
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