Robert E. “Bob” Martz

Robert E. “Bob” Martz, 76, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Collins House in Rocky Grove.

Bob was born on March 8, 1943, in Brookville to the late Earl and Anna Josephine Olson Martz. He was a graduate of Titusville High School, class of 1961, and was a veteran having served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Bob was a Pennsylvania State Trooper from 1966 until his retirement in 1981. He also drove truck for various oil companies.

He attended First Baptist Church in Franklin and Bethel United Methodist Church.

Bob enjoyed motor sports, muscle cars especially Corvettes, drinking his coffee, and being with his family and friends. He also enjoyed listening to bluegrass and gospel music.

Bob is survived by his two children, Robert Martz, Jr. and wife Lisa of Oil City, and Heather Streczywilk of Oil City; five grandchildren, Alec, Jared, and Grace Streczywilk, and Matthew and Michael Martz; and one great-grandson Ashtyn Streczywilk; and his longtime companion Sharon Bailey of Titusville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Rodney Martz.

Family and friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home Inc. 303 N. Washington St. Titusville on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Randy Powell, officiating.

Interment will be at Lamey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Collins House

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