C. Martin Yoder, 74, of Rossiter, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Mahaffey on April 18, 1947, a son of the late Clyde Yoder and Mary (Gibbons) Yoder. Mr. Yoder was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He served boots on the ground in Vietnam from 1966 through 1968. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He proudly defended our freedom and his personal sacrifices helped to keep our nation free for which we are eternally grateful. On July 19, 1969, he married the former Kathy Jean Sutter. They enjoyed fifty-two years of marriage and raised a loving family together. She survives and resides in Rossiter. Martin worked as a Union Electrician with IBEW Local #1319. He was a member of the Rossiter and Mahaffey American Legion. His enjoyments were hunting, fishing and muzzleloader season with his son John, spending time with his family and friends and carrying on the holiday traditions. He is fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always the one with the camera, capturing the family photos and memories. In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by one son, John Yoder and wife Mandy of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren, Megan, Logan, Mason, Lily and Raiven; former daughter in-law Amanda Martin; one sister, Mary Bish and husband Don of Punxsutawney, five brothers, Francis Yoder and wife Karen of Punxsutawney, Michael Yoder and wife Barb of Reynoldsville, David Yoder and wife Tammy of Reynoldsville, Philip Yoder of Punxsutawney, and Mark Yoder of Clearfield; his mother in-law, Martha Sutter of Rossiter. He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Marty Yoder; father in-law Marvin Sutter, and sister in-law Debra Yoder. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded.
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