Martin Lihl Obituary

November 20, 2012

in News,Obituaries,West Windsor

WEST WINDSOR – A funeral service will be held for Martin Lihl, 90, who died at home in West Windsor on Friday Nov. 16 with his family by his side will be held Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Brownsville Cemetery in the Spring. Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, on Friday, Nov. 23 from 6-7p.m.
Martin was born Jan. 4, 1922 in Germany, a son of Oscar and Marta (Bode) Lihl.
He moved to the United States with his family as a young boy, but remained proud of his German heritage. He attended schools in West New York, NJ where he met his childhood sweetheart, Doris Hammock, they were married September 26, 1942. Martin served in the US Army for six years during World War II, most of that time as an instructor in the Signal Corps. After he returned from his military service he began a family with his wife in Ridgefield, NJ. He worked at Alco-Gravuare as a photo engraver, serving several newspapers including the New York Times. After retiring the Lihl’s moved to Vermont where they have lived for the past 25 years.
Mr. Lihl held his private pilot’s license and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association. He enjoyed guns and shooting sports as a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a longtime amateur photographer and talented woodworker and sculptor. He especially enjoyed sculpting rifle stocks and grips for handguns.
Martin leaves his wife of seventy years, Doris, of West Windsor as well as his daughter Bunny Demidio and her husband Rob of Mendham, NJ; two sons John Lihl of Ventura, CA and Dale Lihl and his wife Sharon of Weathersfield; seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Martin’s memory to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, P.O. Box 702, Brownsville, VT 05037.
Condolences may be made to Martin’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
Go to www.thevermontstandard.com to view this obituary and leave condolences.

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