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Martin P. Koenig
April 20, 1951 August 4, 2018
Martin Paul Koenig, 67, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Edinboro, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 4, 2018, at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Natrona, Allegheny County, son of the late Edward John Sr. and Marie Gertrude (Schrott) Koenig. On May 8, 2000, he married Deborah A. Frank in Jamaica.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 18 years; a daughter, Ashley M. Westerburg (Carl Jr.) of Lower Burrell; a son, Mark W. (Carrie) of Odenton, MD; two step-sons: Aaron D. Frank (Angela) and Adam J. Frank (Ashlee), both of Hollidaysburg; 9 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bernadette Parker (Thomas) of Sarver; 2 brothers: Edward J. Koenig (Peggy) of Erie and Richard J. Koenig (Connie) of Pasadena, MD; a sister-in-law, Carol Koenig of Natrona; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Koenig.
Martin was a 1969 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Natrona and then attended the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus. He was a US Army veteran serving during Vietnam, from 1971-1974, attaining the rank of Sergeant and was awarded The U.S. Army Commendation Ribbon for Meritorious Service. After serving our country Martin enrolled in the Pennsylvania Police Academy and on April 2, 1976, graduated from the academy. He served as a police officer for Edinboro University and was also employed for the Blair Assistance office with a combined 25 years of service for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Martin also worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Broward County, FL.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Knights of Columbus, Natrona, B.P.O. Elks Lodge #67, Erie, Natrona Heights American Legion Post 48 and the VFW Post 92, Lower Burrell. Martin loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed golfing and hunting.
A celebration of life service will be held from 2:30pm until 3pm, Saturday, September 15, 2018, at American Legion Post 516 Social Hall, Hollidaysburg and following the celebration service, family and friends will be received from 3-5pm at the Social Hall.
The family prefers memorial contributions in memory of Martin be given to the American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
American Cancer Society
1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg PA 16648