Charles E. McCarney, 93

July 28, 2009

JAN. 15, 1916-JULY 26, 2009

Charles Edward McCarney, 93, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1916, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry B. and Vesper Shriver Bloom McCarney.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force.

His wife, Mary Elizabeth Dean McCarney, preceded him in death on March 24, 1989.

He was employed by Mack Trucks as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1986. He was also employed by Fairchild, retiring in 1962.


He was a lifelong member of Mechanics Fire Co. of Waynesboro, Pa. He was a member of K of P's Lodge No. 487, AARP and American Legion Post 00297 of Baltimore.

He is survived by two daughters, Alice A. Manford and husband, Jim, and Gloria M. Burkett and husband, John, all of Hagerstown; a son, Joseph McCarney and wife, Debbie, of Hagerstown; two sisters, Hilda Cover of Waynesboro, Pa., and Betty Smith of Rouzerville, Pa.; two brothers, Harry McCarney Jr. of Hagerstown and Robert McCarney of Rouzerville, Pa.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; cousins, Gladys Zegler of Gettysburg, Pa., and Martha Shanholtz; and a special companion, Violet Ferguson.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marguarite Coffman of Waynesboro, Madeline Ridenour of Hagerstown and Janet Johnson of Waynesboro; three brothers, Harry, Leroy and Wayne; and two stepsons, Robert Curry and Jack Curry.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. R. William Wyand and the Rev. Daniel Shifflett will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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