Martha Wyckoff Biography

 Martha E. Wyckoff

Oct. 30, 1918-Nov, 25, 2010

On November 25, 2010 (nee Renninger) of Milton, DE formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ and Almonesson, NJ. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Earl D. Wyckoff. Loving mother of Earl W. Wyckoff (Molly) of Deptford, NJ; Martie L. Taylor (Don) of Milton, DE; Gayle J. Bonzella of Cincinnati, OH. Martha is survived by six grandchildren: Terri Taylor-Straut, Kimberly Killean, Earl W. Wyckoff, Jr., Heather Moore, Hillary Justice and Vallary VanEaton. She is also survived by 14 great grandchildren: Jeremy Rawley, Martha Cannella, Patrick Straut, Matthew Wyckoff, Caleb Justice, Joey Schram, Brendan Straut, Danny Schram, Owen Justice, Grace Justice, Phillip VanEaton, Emily Straut, Taylor Killean, and Henry VanEaton.


Martha was trained as a beautician at Mason de Paris in Philadelphia and worked as a beautician in the late 1930s. In the early 1950s, Martha and Earl opened one of the first Laundromats, named Levar, in East Camden, NJ. Martha worked at the Food Fair at Ellisburg Circle between 1957 and the early 1970s. During the 1970s she and Earl owned Marl-Wyck Antiques, specializing in trunk restoration and primitive antiques. She and Earl built an A-frame beach house at Broadkill Beach, Delaware in the 1960s with the help of family and friends and they enjoyed many summers and weekends there. In her retirement, she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her large and growing family. She also enjoyed some traveling. After almost 65 years living on Conwell Avenue in Erlton, she resided at Luther Gardens in Milton, Delaware.