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Charles W. "Woody" McNemar, 65

October 12, 2009

JAN. 25, 1944-OCT. 10, 2009

Charles W. "Woody" McNemar, 65, of 519 Brown Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1944, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Rose G. Hewett McNemar.

He was a 1962 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. He attended Shepherd University for two years.

Woody served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1970.

He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church from 1956 to present date.

He was president of Washington and Frederick Counties AFL-CIO Council for 29 1/2 years; former officer of the IBEW Local 24, out of Baltimore, for 22 years, and business manager for six years; he was a member of the IBEW Local 24 for 37 years; area vice president of Maryland and DC CIO; executive board member for Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO for 35 years; president of Central Maryland Council AFL-CIO for 29 1/2 years; Baltimore Building Trades Council AFL-CIO for six years; MOSH board for 10 years; director for Career Studies Center for State of Maryland for six years; West End Little League for 30 years; Big Brothers board for six years; Boys Club for six years; United Way for 15 years; and state Board of Education for six years.


Woody was a lifetime member of the AMVETS Post 10; life time member of the The Improved Order of Red Men Club, Williamsport; a member of the Moose of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Potomac Lodge 31.

Woody is survived by his significant other, Connie Jones and her family; three daughters, Pamela McNemar of Laurel, Del., Donna Reichert and husband, Marty, and Serena McNemar, all of Hagerstown; three grandsons, Matthew Reichert, Zachery Jones and Jeffrey Caniford, Jr.; great-grandson, Levi Michael; one granddaughter, Lacey Reichert; one sister, Patricia McNemar of Hagerstown; one brother, Michael McNemar and wife, Charlene, of Martinsburg; two nephews, James McNemar and Mitchell McNemar; and three great-nieces, Rose McNemar, Niki McNemar and Ella McNemar.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose McNemar.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. C. Michael Henning will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by AMVETS Post 10.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

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