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Ralph (Rick) Leroy Beard III, 63

June 12, 2009

MAY 25, 1946-JUNE 11, 2009

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -- Ralph (Rick) Leroy Beard III, 63, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born May 25, 1946, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ralph Leroy Beard Jr. and S. Katherine (Palmer) Beard.

Ralph graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1964.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was employed by Mack Trucks.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 378 of Hagerstown, Potomac American Legion Post 202 of Williamsport, and AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown.


He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

Ralph is survived by one daughter, Kelly Garvin, and two grandchildren, Alex Garvin and Sydney Garvin, all of Hagerstown.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences are accepted at www.gerald

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