Robert Lindy Elsworth McNamee, 81

October 03, 2009

FEB. 8, 1928-SEPT. 29, 2009

Robert Lindy Elsworth McNamee, 81, died at his home in Hagerstown on Sept. 29, 2009.

Born Feb. 8, 1928, he was the son of the late Mary E.M. and Paul E.C. McNamee.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mahala Jane McNamee and Virginia E. Stonebreaker; three brothers, William G. McNamee, Samual A. McNamee and Charles C. McNamee; and his second wife, Gladys Stitely McNamee.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janice Binau McNamee, of Hagerstown; one son, Lindy C. McNamee of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter, April McNamee Startzman of Williamsport; three granddaughters; one brother, Paul L. McNamee of Hagerstown; and seven sisters, Mary L. Ebersole, Lillian L. Bartles, Alise Elaine Lewis and Patricia A. Michael, all of Hagerstown, Thelma M. Oberholzer of Greencastle, Pa., Lois L. Helman of Maugansville and Janice I. McDaniel of Chambersburg, Pa.

He was previously employed at the Echo Pilot newspaper in Greencastle; with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a brakeman; with The Herald-Mail Co. as a classified ad manager; and with Mutual of Omaha.


Lindy was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42.

Lindy was an avid golfer. He was a former active member at the Hamilton Run Golf Course, and a charter member of the committee to initiate Black Rock. He was also a former member of the Black Rock board of directors.

A memorial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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