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Charles Hammond Forsythe, 78

August 23, 2009

JAN. 1, 1931-AUG. 21, 2009

Charles Hammond Forsythe, 78, of 613 Ravenswood Drive in Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, Jan. 1, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Henry Elmer Forsythe and Laura Helen Arnsparger Forsythe.

He was employed as a direct care worker by the Maryland State Department of Mental Health and Hygiene at the Potomac Center, and later was employed by the Commission on Aging.

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He was a member of First Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mildred Sullivan Teague Forsythe; four daughters, Judy C. Myers of Mercersburg, Pa., Linda Gale Chaney of Hagerstown, Sylvia Faye Pecht of Fayetteville, Pa., and Eyvonne Stahl of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Elmer Forsythe Jr. and Lauren N. Forsythe.

Services will be held privately with the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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