January 31, 1964 - May 22, 2018
Martin J. “Marty” Gearhart, 54, of Akron, Indiana passed at 6:28 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Jan 31, 1964 in Rochester, Indiana to Max J. and Mary Jane (Phillipy) Gearhart. Marty has worked for the Town of Akron for 33 years and served as Superintendent for nearly 32 of those years. He was a 1982 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. He was an active member of the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Dept. for 36 years. He is currently in his 6th year serving as Fire Chief and in his second stint as Chief. Marty was known to take pride in the town of Akron. He could be seen for years early in the morning moving snow and cleaning streets for safe passage. His knowledge of the town’s people and infrastructure is irreplaceable. Marty has been the Akron 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal twice for his dedication to the community. In July of 2017 the sledding hill at Cutshall Park in Akron was named in honor of him, Marty Mountain. The State of Indiana recognized Marty’s investment in Akron by honoring him as Manager of the Year Award in 2015. Marty spent 43 years on Town Lake. He enjoyed fishing and having many family gatherings where all were welcome. He also had a passion for construction. He was always building and improving his property. Survivors and place of residence: Sons - Aaron and wife Sierra Gearhart – Akron, Ind. Cameron Gearhart – Akron, Ind. Sisters - Shelly Bahney - Mentone, Ind. Melea Gearhart - Akron, Ind. Brother - Michael and wife Terry Gearhart - Akron, Ind. Nieces – Shannon and A’shel Nephews – Justin, Josh, Travis, Troy, Matt, and Clay Companion – Shannon Smith – Akron, Ind. Preceded in Death By: Parents - Max and Mary Jane Gearhart Time and Date of Services: 10:00 am, Saturday, May 26, 2018 Place of Services: Akron Community Center 815 Rural St, Akron, Indiana Place of Burial: Akron Cemetery Akron, Indiana Visitation Hours: 2 pm to 7 pm, Friday, May 25, 2018 at Akron Community Center 815 Rural St, Akron, Indiana with Fireman’s Memorial Service to be conducted by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association at 7:00 pm. Arrangements are Entrusted to: Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana Memorial Contributions to: Henry Township Volunteer Fire Dept. or to the Town of Akron Parks Dept.
Martin J. “Marty” Gearhart, 54, of Akron, Indiana passed at 6:28 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Jan 31, 1964 in Rochester, Indiana to Max J. and Mary Jane (Phillipy) Gearhart. Marty has worked for the... View Obituary & Service Information
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