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Frank Mason "Buck" Artz, 82

June 19, 2009

MAY 14, 1927-JUNE 18, 2009

Frank Mason "Buck" Artz, 82, of Hagerstown, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his home.

Born on May 14, 1927, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late Howard M. and Catherine (Brewer) Artz.

He was a 1945 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was a lifelong dairy and beef farmer.

Frank was the member of many organizations including the Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Clear Spring and Washington County Historical Societies; Mason Dixon Automobile Club of America; Model T Ford Club of America; Antique Automobile Club of America; International Harvester Collectors Club of America; Maryland Red Power Chapter 39; Washington County Agriculture and Education Center; founding member and president of the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum; Antique Tractor Club; Toy Tractor Club; Washington County Tractor Pullers Association; American Truck Historical Society; Antique Tool Collectors Club; Farm Bureau; 50-year member of the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association; Frederick County Farm Museum; Grease, Steam, and Rust Association; Cumberland Valley Engine and Machinery Association; Williams Grove Steam Engine Association; Funkstown Fire Company; Geneology Society; Civil War Roundtable; and at one time played for the St. Louis Browns Baseball and the Funkstown Baseball Teams.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sally L. (Slaydon) Artz; a daughter, Denese A. and husband William E. Fisher of Hagerstown; three sons, Frank M. Jr. and wife Teresa A. Artz of Sharpsburg, Derek T. and wife Penny L. Artz of Hagerstown, Ragan S. and wife Denise A. Artz of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry B. Artz.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Tim Leighton officiating.

Burial will be private in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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