We regret to inform the Williamson community of the passing of our cherished co-worker and longtime machine tool technology director, Carmen Martella, after a long battle with illness.

President Michael Rounds said, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our friend and co-worker Carmen Martella, who lost his long and courageous fight against an illness that took him from us all too soon. Carmen devoted himself entirely to Williamson and there was nothing he enjoyed more than running his shop and teaching his students for the last 31 years ­— and those students are the great legacy he leaves behind. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Please keep Carmen and his family in your prayers.

***UPDATED 6/6/17 – Obituary and Service Arrangements:

Carmen Martella, Jr., “Marty” age 64, of Aston, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, died Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Marty was a graduate of Upper Darby High School, Class of 1970. He graduated from Temple University with a BS in Industrial Education. Marty was the Director of Machine Tool Technology and was a devoted teacher at Williamson College of the Trades. He was proud to have 339 graduates through his machine shop and was a devoted employee for the past 31 years. He was also a Boy Scout Leader and Advancement Chairman to Troop 225 at the Church of St. Joseph Parish in Aston, PA.

Marty is survived by his wife Dawn and their three children Carmen Martella III (Susan Rica), Michelle Martella and Nicholas Martella.

A Celebration of Marty’s Life will be held this Friday, June 9th at 6 pm at Williamson College of the Trades, 106 S. New Middletown Rd., Media PA 19063. Visitors attending the celebration are asked to enter Rowan Hall via the East Entrance as construction will prevent access to the Chapel through the main entry way. Attendants will be available to assist visitors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Williamson College of the Trades at the above address or to Troop 225 BSA, care of J. McLauglin at 110 Morgan Rd Aston, PA 19014.