Robert I. Showe Sr., 79

September 13, 2009

AUG. 16, 1930-SEPT. 11, 2009

Robert I. Showe Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at NMS Healthcare in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Notley F. Showe Sr. and Helen Higgs Hose.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Showe, on April 10, 1995.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 through 1953.

He retired from Pangborn Corporation.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 2435 and the Funkstown American Legion.

He was past president of the West End Little League and the Hagerstown Colt League.

He is survived by three sons, Robert I. Showe Jr. of Hagerstown, Todd Showe of Greencastle, Pa., and Eric Showe and fiance, Sue McClanathan, of Hagerstown; one brother, Notley F. Showe Jr. of Ellicott City, Md.; one sister, Mildred "Sue" Fertitta of Baltimore, Md.; and four grandchildren, Kristen Showe, Zachary Showe, McKayla Showe and Aaron Jones.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Rauth; and two brothers, Jack Showe and Ronald Showe.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with Chaplain Michael Seger officiating.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends one half-hour before the service at the funeral home.

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