Martha L. FRITH, nee Leach, 69, of Galeton, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in her home. She fought hard with a very rare form of cancer but was unable to overcome it. Born December 13, 1952, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Robert and Ida Ruth Miller Leach. On June 24, 1972, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton, she married Alan C. Frith. A graduate of Galeton Area High School, she earned a degree in computer science from Williamsport Area Community College.
Martha worked for Karschner & Sons Insurance for over 35 years. She was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Galeton. She devoted much of her time to the church council as Secretary and Treasurer, and Treasurer of Galeton Food Bank. She also served as West Branch Township Inspector of Election. Martha loved every minute of time spent with her four grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in her garden.
Martha was predeceased by her twin brother, Martin Leach, in January of 2011. She is survived by her husband Alan Frith, as well as two daughters, Rachel Pagano (spouse Jeremy) with three children, Olivia, Katelyn, and Zachary, and Joslyn Campbell with one child, Lylah. She has four surviving brothers, John Leach, James “Jimm” Leach, Robert Leach, and Gary Leach and their families. Martha had many wonderful traits including her selflessness and generosity. She will be missed by friends and countless lives that she has touched throughout her life.
Burial will be in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. A small private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 45 Pine St., Galeton, PA 16922 in Martha’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.