W. Gwendolyn Medcalf, 80

July 02, 2009

APRIL 7, 1929-JUNE 29, 2009

CUMBERLAND, Md. -- W. Gwendolyn (Morrow) Medcalf, 80, of the Lions Center for Rehabilitation in Cumberland, Md., and formerly of Ringgold, Md., died Monday, June 29, 2009, at WMHS-Braddock Campus.

Born April 7, 1929, in Catonsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert B. and M. Catherine (Taylor) Morrow.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Medcalf; and one brother, Robert E. Morrow.

A graduate of Western High School in Baltimore, she was a homemaker, pianist and artist with myriad interests.

She had an active volunteer life, serving as a den mother for the Boy Scouts, a 4-H girls' leader, a hospital volunteer, a USO volunteer during World War II, playing organ for her church and performing for church pageants.


She belonged to the Washington County Homemakers Club and was president of the Art Club.

Gwen was particularly interested in spirituality, including A.R.E., Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, channeling, astrology, numerology and Healing Circle.

In addition to her music, she painted, quilted, wrote poetry and stories, and made ceramics.

She is survived by three sons, Todd Scott Medcalf, his wife, Debra, and daughters, Kelley and Cassandra, of Stephens City, Va.; Thomas Morrow Medcalf, his wife, Evelyn, and daughters, Sarah and Kate, of Wellington, Fla.; and Travis Taylor Medcalf and wife, Elizabeth, of Frostburg, Md.; one sister, M. Elise Morrow of Frostburg; and her sister-in-law, Pat Sharer of Warrenton, Va.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland (

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