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Martin "Marty" Burton


Martin “Marty” E. Burton, 68, of Cambridge passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at UMSMC@Easton.

Born June 18, 1951 in Cambridge, he was a son of the late Rebecca Willey Burton and William “Jack” Ellsworth Burton. He attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the Class of 1969. After schooling, Marty continued working with his father in the family businesses, Gypsy Hill Farms and Burt-Mill. He had managed the family’s numerous rental properties in the Cambridge area. Marty inherited from his father his love for horses. He was an excellent horse trainer and loved harness racing. Among his favorites was “Best Mood and “Majestic Jackpot”. Marty was a member of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owner’s Association and was well known up and down the east coast harness racing circuit.

The last number of years had been a struggle for Marty after a stroke left him partially disabled. Even though he wasn’t able to do the many things he previously enjoyed he never lost his love for the outdoors and wildlife in whole. Throughout it all he maintained his humor and wit and always had that mischievous smile.

Surviving are his sons Brian E. Burton and wife Jennifer and Jason R. Burton; siblings Bride Burton Miller and Gregory Burton; grandchildren Jackson Bradley, Regan Bradley, Jillian Burton and Giselle Burton; nephews Shane Burton, Justin Burton, Lance Miller and niece Becky Callahan

Preceding him in death besides his parents is his brother-in-law Harold “Skip” Miller.

A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, June 5, 2020 beginning 11:00 am at Dorchester Memorial Park. Officiating will be his cousin Rev. M. Scott Conn.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Marty should be made to New Vocations, 292 S. Meadow Lane, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.

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Bride and family, Thinking of you and sending condolences. With love, Courtney

Courtney Benjamin Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

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Keith Richardson Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

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Barbara Windsor Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

Bride, Greg and all of the Button Family,My deepest sympathy for your loss. Although Marty had his struggles these last couple of years his passing away is never easy. Hopefully he is in a better place now feeling great and racing his horses and may those memories sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Hope (McWilliams) Marchewka Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM

To the family, we are very sorry for your loss.

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Danielle Dani Creighton Benjamin Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martin Burton

Colleen Bromwell Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

Fun filled man and very respected for his knowledge of horses. Rest in Peace to this great horseman. Great memories. See you on the other side...

Colleen Bromwell Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember Marty as the little boy who loved horses! I am so glad that I was able to have a very nice visit with him when I visited Cambridge last summer. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and I hope memories of the good times can bring you comfort.

Danielle "Dani" Creighton Benjamin Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM

I will remember Marty as a fun loving person who could always make you laugh. Heres hoping the memory of the good times helps the family through this loss. Vaya Con Dios, my friend.

Dorothy Bradford Samonisky Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

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