Wade A. Lum, 86

March 12, 2009

APRIL 5, 1922-MARCH 10, 2009

Wade A. Lum, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., entered into eternal rest on March 10, 2009, at the Washington County Hospital.

Born April 5, 1922, he was the son of the late Hoye A. Lum and Louise (Pittenger) Lum.

He attended Washington County Schools, and was employed at Fairchild Aircraft Corporation for 33 years, retiring in 1984.

He served with the 35th Signal Construction Battalion, which was detached to the invasion at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France during World War II.

Wade was a lifelong member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where he served as an usher, a member of the Trustee Board, and a teacher in the Junior High Department of the Sunday School. He was a member of the Sunday School Bowling League at Long Meadow for many years.


He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Geraldine (Martin) Lum; two daughters, Cynthia Barrett and Teresa Plank; son-in-law, Butch Plank; grandsons, Daniel Plank and David Plank, all of Hagerstown; sisters, Betty J. Harper of Garner, N.C., and Patsy Ann Spickler of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold V. "Bud" Lum.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and one half hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Improvement Fund, 712 Church St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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