Bernard M. Ganley, 73

December 03, 2008

OCT. 4, 1935-DEC. 1, 2008

KEEDYSVILLE - Bernard Manning "Bernie" Ganley, 73, of Porterstown Road, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1935, in Boyds, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Nettie Schwartzbeck Ganley.

He retired from the Montgomery County (Md.) Board of Education, for whom he was a bus driver.

He was a member of the Maryland Nite Hunters Association.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ruth E. Everett Ganley; one stepson, Thomas A. Webb of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Gertrude White of Germantown, Md.; two brothers, Joseph M. Ganley of Germantown and Donald Ganley of Ijamsville, Md.; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Kolesar, Mary Maughlin, Agnes Gay and Bernardine Tennenberg; and one brother, Edward H. Ganley.


Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Barnesville, Md. The Rev. Kevin P. O'Reilly will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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