Thomas J. Martin, 51, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Anne E. (Wellington) Martin with whom he shared 29 years of marriage.

Born Oct. 26, 1967, in Hanover, he was the son of Henry and Joann (Conrad) Martin of McSherrystown.

Tom was employed as a senior electric technician in the Survivability and Lethality Directorate Ballistics Instrumentation Division of the Aberdeen Proving Ground for 30 years. He was a 1986 graduate of Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C., and later graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He was also a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown, and the Bassmaster Fishing team for the deaf. What Tom mostly enjoyed however, was spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are four children, John M. Martin and fiancé Ashley B. Sparks of York, Michaela A. Martin of York, Joseph M. Martin of Hanover, and Jesse D. Martin of Hanover; one grandson William E. Fix; three siblings, Greg A. Martin of Alexandria, Va., Theresa A. Martin Campbell of Sparks, Md., and Michael D. Martin of Hanover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received for a viewing on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with prayers at 8 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be John, Joseph, Jesse, Greg, Mike, and Paul Martin.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the American Heart Association of South-Central PA, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112; or the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Attn. NTID Office of Development, P.O. Box 92765, Rochester, NY 14692.

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