MIDDLEFIELD – Martin Lee Speck, of Middlefield, formerly of Huntingdon, Pa., passed away peacefully Oct. 29, 2020, at the age of 86.
Born Dec. 1, 1933, he is survived by his wife, Jeanne Speck (nee Shope), with whom he enjoyed 65 years of marriage.
Lee lived in Huntingdon and attended Huntingdon Area High School, and then entered the United States Army during the Korean War. He returned home and married Jeanne before attending Juniata College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting.
He worked at Huntingdon Machine Company, starting off as a comptroller and later becoming plant manager. In retirement, he worked at John R. Wald in accounting.
He was very active in the Huntingdon community, a member of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and a former trustee as well as a member of the Jaycees, Rotary and United Way. He was an active member of the Huntingdon Country Club, where he and his wife spent a lot of time on the golf course, with Jeanne usually winning!
He was a skilled handyman who always had a project going on around the house, and he loved restoring antique cars. He had a 1968 Mustang convertible that was his pride and joy. He also enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore and using his metal detector to hunt for treasure.
An avid football fan, he was a Penn State season ticket holder for 20 years and never missed his son-in-law or grandsons’ high school games.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter, Lee Anne, of Chagrin Falls, and two loving grandsons, Frederick “Fritz” (Kelia) and Konrad “Kurt” Stueber; brother, Thomas C. Speck (Mary), of Mill Creek, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Lex (Dorothy) Speck, Thelma (Hileman) Rupe; son-in-law, Gerry Stueber; and his brother, Donald Speck.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee’s name to the Gerald Stueber Memorial Scholarship. Checks can be made out to CFAA and sent to CFAA, 400 E Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sly Family Funeral Home, Middlefield, assisted the family with his arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.slyffh.com.