David Miller Abercrombie Jr., 86

January 19, 2009

DEC. 13, 1922-JAN. 16, 2009

David Miller Abercrombie Jr., 86, of 13107 Blue Ridge Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at his home.

Born Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1922, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late David Miller Abercrombie Sr. and the late Katherine Kemp Abercrombie.

He was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and later graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree, and went on to receive his master's degree from Frostburg University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars.


Dave was a civil engineer, retiring as a partner from Wallace Montgomery & Associates in Baltimore, before retiring to Hagerstown. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Longmeadow Rotary Club, Fountainhead Country Club, Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret M. Abercrombie; one daughter, Joy A. Young and husband, Robert, of Heathsville, Va.; a son, David M. Abercrombie III and wife, Linda, of Exton, Pa.; five grandchildren, R. Benjamin Young of Arlington, Va., Andrew D. Young of Heathsville, Va., Lauren M. Abercrombie of Exton, Meghan A. Abercrombie of Exton and Dana L. Abercrombie of Exton.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ruenzel.

Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at 11 a.m. from St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Stephanie P. Yancy officiating.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; Antietam Healthcare Foundation, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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