ATHOL - Martin S. Anderholm, 78, of 494 School Street, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in Athol Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Gardner on September 22, 1942, son of the late O. Pershing and Grethe (Andersson) Anderholm, and was a 1960 graduate of Gardner High School. His grandfather, Rudolph Anderholm, was a former mayor for the City of Gardner. Following high school graduation, he proudly served in the United States Navy. Marty had been a resident of Athol since 1974.
Marty owned and operated for many years the former Anderholm Press Inc, which was started in the basement of his residence. He later moved the business to a location on South Main Street in Orange, where he also opened and operated Mr. A’s Tux Shop.
Active in church and civic affairs, Marty has served on the board of Directors of the Athol Credit Union since 1982, serving as the board secretary for the last several years. He was also a long-time member of the Swedish Social Club, serving 48 years and a former Athol Lions Club & Athol-Orange Rotary Club member. He loved the Lord and was a member of Bread of Life Assembly of God Church, Westminster. He loved being a Pappy to his grandchildren and welcomed his first great-grandson in 2020. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and golfing, and he enjoyed sharing funny stories and jokes with everyone he encountered.
He leaves his wife of 55 years, Linda J. (Merrow) Anderholm; two sons, Kerry D. Anderholm of Leominster and Derek S. Anderholm and his wife Sonja of Westminster; six grandchildren, Sara Anderholm, Kelsi Anderholm, Seth Anderholm and his wife Lynnea, Anastasia Anderholm, Drew Anderholm, Nathaniel Anderholm, and one great-grandson, Theodore. He also leaves many nephews and nieces. A sister, Karla Brown, preceded him in death.
Private funeral services will be held in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Funeral services may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1118412
Burial, with military honors, will be in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Bread of Life Assembly of God Church, 22 State Road E, Westminster, MA 01473.