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Richard Neil "Dick" Wolford Sr., 81

March 03, 2009

SEPT. 11, 1927-MARCH 2, 2009

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Richard Neil "Dick" Wolford Sr., of 81 Crater Drive, Falling Waters, W.Va., died Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1927, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Harry C. and Marguerite Seville Wolford.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He retired from MCTC. He was previously employed with Western Maryland Railroad and Acme Market.

He was a member of American Legion Post 297.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Wellinger (Myers) Wolford; two daughters, Rayetta June Reese and husband, Neil, of Hickory, N.C., and Caroline Fairall and husband, Robert, of Hagerstown, Md.; two sons, Richard Neil Wolford Jr. of Hagerstown and Mark Christian Wolford of Irmo, S.C.; one brother, Paul Herbert Wolford of Williamsport, Md.; grandchildren, Dennis Lee Strauss and wife, Holly, of Taylorsville, N.C., Mark Christian Wolford and wife, Nichole, of S.C., and Steven James Wolford; stepgrandchild, William Allen Boschert; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Lee Strauss and Haylee Marie Strauss, both of Taylorsville.

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Dick always put his family first and loved dogs.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Fayre Ellen Gordon and Lavinia Jean; and one brother, Harry Seville Wolford.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Hamdan and her entire staff.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Randall Reid will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10006 ;or Best Friends Animal Society, c/o Shelia Johnson, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

Online condolence are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

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