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Martin C. Gerhold, 32

July 01, 2009

DEC. 25, 1976-JUNE 25, 2009

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Martin "Marty" Christopher Gerhold, 32, a resident of Cheyenne since 2007, and formerly a resident of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Cape St. Claire, Md., passed away June 25, 2009.

Marty was born Dec. 25, 1976, in Annapolis, Md. He attended Cape St. Claire Elementary School and spent his his junior and senior years at Hedgesville High School in West Virginia, graduating in 1994.

Marty attended West Virginia University from 2003 to 2006. He received a bachelor of science in geology with minors in GIS and Communication. While attending the university, he received scholarships for academic achievements, earned the second-highest grade in WVU's Geology Field Mapping course, worked as a research assistant and was secretary of the AAPG-WVU Student Chapter.

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His interests included snowboarding, hunting, outdoors, traveling, being with his family and his faithful dog, Lexie.

Surviving are his mother, Linda "Lynn" Sappington and husband, Glenn, of Annapolis; his father, Gary M. Gerhold and wife, Cheri, of Hedgesville; sister, Michelle L. Rush and husband, Shawn, and their daughter, Jessica, of Pasadena, Md.; and four stepsisters, Debra T. Cramer of Centreville, Md., Patricia L. Sappington of Clearwater, Fla., Mindy Stevenson of Greencastle, Pa., and Jill Toms of Waynesboro, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Big City Mountaineer, 1667 Vine St., Denver, CO 80206 (www.bigcitymountaineers.org).

Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.

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