Martin J., Jr. passed peacefully at his home of fifty years on Wednesday, August 25th. Born June 4, 1934, in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia, to the late Martin J. and Elizabeth (Dever) Dwyer. He resided in Manoa, attended Sacred Heart School, where he participated in athletics. Marty pitched in several adult slow-pitch softball leagues for many years.
Marty graduated from West Catholic High School in 1952 and continued his education at St. Joseph’s University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Marty served as a translator in the US Army, deployed in Germany, where he met and married “Lisa” Eisenbach and started their large family.
Marty enjoyed a distinguished career with the United States Postal Service, where he retired as Postmaster from the Prospect Park Post Office. After retirement, Marty taught in the Philadelphia School District.
Marty had many friends and varied interests. He loved music and reading and enjoyed traveling the world, sharing his love of adventure and nature with his children and grandchildren.
Marty “Pops” is survived by his devoted children Jean (Bill) Nightwine of Glen Mills, Steven Dwyer of Broomall, Barbara (Jay) Jenkins of Folsom, Matt (Josette) Dwyer of Glenolden, and Marty (Marcie) Dwyer of Broomall, also survived by his ten grandchildren and one great-grandson, and his sister Betty (Bill) Layberger of Bryn Mawr, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Elisabeth in 2003, daughter Helga in 2007, sister Bernice in 2020, and brother-in-law Joe Crudden in 2021.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday evening, August 31st, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Logan-Videon Funeral Home, 2001 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA 19008, and Wednesday, September 1st at St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Rd. Broomall, PA, from 9:00 to 9:45 AM, followed by his mass at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield.
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