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June 26, 2007
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Mr. Nininger, known throughout the Tri-State area as "The Flying Redhead," had raced competitively for many years in vehicles which he designed and built. He was a member of the Hall of Fame of ARCH, Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown and the Williams Grove Old Timers (WGOT) Racing Club, as well as the Mariner & Marlin Association.

Mr. Nininger had even at 80, participated in the Old-timer's race event at Winchester Speedway. In more recent years, he developed a love for restoration of older race cars and trucks, and truly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He also enjoyed NASCAR and gardening. He was also a member of the VFW, Brunswick, and Francis Scott Key Post 11, American Legion, Frederick.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Glenn E. Nininger Sr. and wife, Mary, of Jefferson; two daughters, Phyliss C. Betson and husband, Frosty, of Frederick, and Nancy L. Fowler and husband, Paul, of Knoxville; one brother, Wayne C. Nininger, of Eagle Rock, Pa.; grandchildren, Mike and Kanda Betson, Rick and Sharon Betson, Shelby and Kyle Marsden, Janice and Jeff Stull, Scott Fowler, Glenn Jr. and Staci Nininger, Clint Nininger, Lauren and Anthony Mills and Sherry Nininger; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by two grandsons, seven sisters and two brothers.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Keeney and Basford P.A. Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, from the funeral home. The Rev. Wendell McClellan will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

Those desiring may send memorials in his name to the Kline Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Frederick Co. Inc., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Harold H. Gist, 92

1915-JUNE 24, 2007

WILLIAMSPORT - Dr. Harold H. Gist, 92, died on June 24, 2007, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

He was born in 1915 in Fristoe, Mo., the son of Colonel and Mrs. E. H. Gist. He was predeceased by two sisters, one of whom survived more than three years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Manila, Philippines, with the help of brave and friendly Filipinos and the International Red Cross.

He is survived by four children, Cynthia Letitia Gist of Hagerstown, Md., Drucilla Ann Gist of Alexandria, Va., Christopher Howard Gist and his wife, Dawn West Gist, of Maugansville, Md. and Harold Morgan Gist and his wife, Karen Reecher Gist, of Smithsburg.

There are seven grandchildren.

Dr. Gist is also survived by his stepson, David Howard Bell, and his wife, Anne Tulledge Bell, of Troy, N.Y.; their two children; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

His first wife, Jean Stephenson Gist, died in 1977; his second wife, Lois Bell Gist, died in 1992.

He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1940, where he was a member of the Varsity "V" Club (basketball), the Virginia Athletics Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni and the Raven Society.

Dr. Gist practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Hagers-town for 26 years, primarily with F.D. Dove Jr., M.D. He was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Maryland OB/GYN Society.

He was a member and past president of the Washington County Hospital medical staff and the Washington County Medical Society. He was a past chairman of the Washington County Health System Inc. Dr. Gist was a board member of Washington County Hospital Association, Antietam Health Services and the Washington County Hospital Endowment Fund, and an associate member of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. He was a member of the Medical and Surgical Faculty of Maryland and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Gist was a member of the Hagerstown Kiwanis, the YMCA Board and the board of United Way. He was a member of League of Women Voters, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and an associate of the Maryland Symphony.

He was a past president of the Washington County Unit of the American Cancer Society and a board member of the Maryland Division. He was a chairman of the Advisory Board to the Washington County Board of Health.

He was a member of the Washington County Historical Society, the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the National Trust for Historical Preservation, the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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