The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

April 15, 2014

Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, Orangeville

— ORANGEVILLE — Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, of Orangeville, formerly of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Orangeville Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Northumberland, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Priscilla (Allen) Newbury.

Marty had a beauty shop on Race Street in Sunbury for many years. She had been a teacher at the Empire Beauty School, Sunbury.

In her younger years, Marty spoke out frequently on social issues and was a hard-core liberal Democrat, writing many letters to the editor of The Daily Item, Sunbury. Martha was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and doing counted cross stitch.

Marty was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and a former member of the Sunbury Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Sunbury Jaycee Jills.

Throughout the years, Marty opened her heart and home to all, including a foreign exchange student from Nigeria, and numerous Fresh Air children from New York City.

She is survived by three children, Jeffrey Duncan (Ann), of Muncy, Stephany Gormley (Eugene), of Lewisburg, and Lisa Davis, of Florida; one sister, Kay Newbury (Nick Borelli), of Elmira, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Allen Crist, Edward, Robert, Paul and David Newbury, and three sisters, Lorraine Jacobs, Priscilla “Bonnie” Newbury and Faith Newbury Ranck.

It is our hope that Marty will find the peace in death that so eluded her in life.

There will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to Sunbury Community Hospital, 350 N. 11th St., Sunbury, PA 17801, or the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, PA 17801.

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., Sunbury. For condolences and more, visit www.davidzweierfuneralhome.com.

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