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Albert C. Gochenour, 82

March 07, 2009

Albert C. Gochenour, 82



FEB. 24, 1927-March 5, 2009

LANTZ, Md. - Albert C. "Buck-Chetty" Gochenour, 82, of Raven Rock Road, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at his home.

Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Lantz, he was the son of the late Claude A. and Ruth Marie Smith Gochenour.

He attended Emmitsburg, Md., area schools.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 after 30 years of service. He also was employed by Victor Cullen in Sabillasville, Md.

He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the World War II memorial wall, American Legion Post 239 of Cascade and the Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association.

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He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae Kuhn Gochenour, whom he married April 14, 1947; three daughters, Rosemarie Garland of Fairfield, Pa., Mary Jane Gsell of Waynesboro, Pa., and Sue Ann Smith of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; two sisters, Dottie A. Cowley of Linthicum, Md., and Marianne Myers of Emmitsburg; one brother, Donald L. Gochenour of Thurmont, Md.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Gene E. Gochenour, Harold C. Gochenour, Claude A. Gochenour, Charles Gochenour, Archie L. Gochenour and Merle C. Gochenour.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Chaplin Roy Sanders will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Cascade, with military honors.

The family will receive friends Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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