William H. Brushe, 85

February 19, 2009

JUNE 26, 1923-FEB. 18, 2009

William Herbert Brushe, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Tuesday, June 26, 1923, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late William H. Brushe and Marie H. Dehn Brushe.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He retired from Weaver Brothers after many years of employment.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey M. Brushe; daughter, Sister Mary John "Debbie" Brushe of Bronx, N.Y.; son, Michael John Brushe, South Carolina; stepdaughter, Darlene Romett; two stepsons, Kenneth R. Rhodes and James E. Ridgely; brother, James Brushe of White Marsh, Md.; six grandchildren, Sean, Tony, Nicole, Steven, Joshua and Jason; and one great-grandson, Nathaniel.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Brushe; and one son, Thomas Brushe.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with the Father Collin Poston officiating.


Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20.

Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2999 Schurz Ave., Bronx, NY 10465-3826.

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