William Martz obituary (1943 – 2021) – Manchester, NH

William James Stauffer Martz, 78, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 29, 2021 at Elliot Hospital.

He was born in Reading, Pa. On March 25, 1943, to the late Leroy Clayton Martz Sr. and Marjorie Violet (Stauffer) Martz.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Army Security Agency. After his service he became a craftsman and eventually mastered his roofing sheet metal skills focusing on tin, slate and copper, and eventually started his own roofing business. Bill pursued his football dream, and after playing semi-professional football for many years, successfully tried for the Buffalo Bills.

He then founded Wildlife Technologies, based on the design and manufacture of animal calls, where he spent most of his time developing new products. Bill traveled to North America to do field research and collect animal sounds to use with his animal callers and created the largest library of North American animal sound studio vocalizations in the world. .

Bill was a chatty and friendly person who made friends everywhere he went and later in his life was very focused on travel and leisure. He was an adventurer at heart and loved to travel the road, so he built a custom travel trailer. He always had a lot of ideas on places to explore next, that’s where he found his true happiness.

Bill was the beloved husband of Patricia Rosemary Martz for over 53 years. In addition to Patricia, his beloved wife, Bill is survived by three children, Claudette Martz of Manchester, NH; William “Billy” James Stauffer Martz, of Manchester, NH; Jennifer Martz and her husband Mark Mrowka, of Middleboro, Mass .; and one brother, Dennis Martz and his wife Kathy of Charleston, W.Va. Bill also leaves behind two grandchildren, Olivia and Henry.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bill can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Posted by Union Leader on November 21, 2021.

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