Dorothy Burgan Brewer, 70

March 27, 2009

JULY 20, 1938-MARCH 26, 2009

CLEAR SPRING - Dorothy Burgan Brewer, 70, of Clear Spring, Md., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her home.

Born July 20, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Mildred Fitz Haynes.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. Richard (Dick) Burgan, who died Jan. 10, 1983.

She was employed as a switchboard operator by Washington County Hospital, retiring after 30 years.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

She was a member of AARP, Moose Auxiliary of Mercersburg, Pa., and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary of Hagerstown.

She is survived by her second husband, William D. Brewer; one daughter, Kimberly S. McDonald and husband, Peter, of Hagerstown; two sons, Mark R. Burgan and wife, Karen, of Smithsburg, Md., and Steven B. Burgan and wife, Krista, of Hagerstown; one sister, the Rev. Patricia Drake of Keedysville, Md.; and six grandchildren, Danielle Burgan, Karis Burgan, Tyler Burgan, Sarah Burgan, J.R. Burgan and Kara Burgan.


Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Randall Reid and Bishop Joseph Yeakel will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

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

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