Haldane P. Marts, age 91, passed away Thursday morning, July 27, 2017, at St. Paul’s in Greenville.

Born July 20, 1926, in Export, PA, he was the son of Edgar and Estella (Parfitt) Marts. He was a 1944 graduate of Franklin Regional High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bon Homme Richard in the Pacific during World War II. After his discharge, he attended Slippery Rock University, where he graduated with dual degrees in biology and health & physical education. Later he attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning master’s degrees in history and education.

He held high-school teaching and football-coaching positions in Johnstown, PA; Ridgway, PA; and Greenville, where he moved in 1956. He traveled throughout northwestern PA representing Macmillan Books, a publisher of educational books, before joining the administration at Reynolds High School in Transfer as an assistant principal in 1966. Later he served as principal, before becoming a curriculum director for the district. In 1976, he worked as a truck driver for Werner Co. in Greenville, where he remained until his retirement in 1988.

He was an avid bicyclist, golfer, bowler and softball player. He also loved music and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nancy S. Marts; his sister, Lorraine Pederson of Naples, FL; two daughters, Wendy M. Horning and her husband, Tim, of Saegertown, PA, and Jill M. Lodwig and her husband, Richard, of Albany, CA; four stepchildren, David Simpson of Irvine, CA, Ann Gilbert of Helena, MT, Janet Simpson of Long Beach, CA, and Carolyn Theriault of Jamestown, PA; three grandchildren, Kyle Fredericks of Pittsburgh, PA, Jason Fredericks of Indianapolis, IN, and Andrew Lodwig, of Fort Collins, CO; four stepgrandchildren, Metta Gilbert of Boulder, CO, Malcom Gilbert of Helena, MT, Austin Theriault of Humbolt County, CA, and Rachael Theriault of San Diego, CA.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm, August 2, 2017 in the Rust Pavilion at St. Paul's, with Rev. Julia Fraser, Chaplain of St. Paul's, officiating.  The family invites all in attendance to join for a reception immediately following, also in the Rust Pavilion. Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Vince Tofani Vince Tofani
    July 29, 2017    

    Sorry for your loss. Mr Marts was one of my favorites at RHS. My prayers are with your family.

  2. Dieter&Dolores Roy Dieter&Dolores Roy
    July 29, 2017    

    Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a wonderful man.

  3. Betty K Junk Betty K Junk
    July 30, 2017    

    With our deepest sympathy to Nancy and families in the loss of a great guy. He will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Betty K and Fred Junk

  4. Robert and Betsy Fischer Robert and Betsy Fischer
    August 1, 2017    

    Nancy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Bob and I have many happy memories of Had. He was a great guy with a big heart
    and a wonderful smile. He will be missed.

  5. Don Murphy Don Murphy
    August 1, 2017    


    In thinking of you in this time of loss, I will always remember Had as a Good Man, and a good friend.
    God’s Blessings

  6. Kathy Alcorn Plotner Kathy Alcorn Plotner
    August 2, 2017    

    Wendy, Jill & Families,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, he was a wonderful and kind man. I have fond memories of him & he would always say hello when I would see him at Walmart.
    My thoughts are with you & your families .

  7. T. Kelly T. Kelly
    August 9, 2017    

    My condolences to the family. May fond memories from a life well lived (91 years) bring you joy. Psalms 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong”. I hope you draw comfort from these memories, comfort from family and friends, and comfort from God during this difficult time, and know that by means of a resurrection, God is eager to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28, 29).

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