Vernon Nelson Alter, 88

November 25, 2009

JAN. 4, 1921-NOV. 24, 2009

Vernon Nelson Alter, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown.

Born Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1921, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late Ira Dorn Alter and the late Elva Mae Bower Alter.

He was a 1939 graduate of Hagerstown High School, and was employed with Fairchild Aircraft, retiring in 1984 after 45 years of service.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Vernon was a very devoted and loving uncle to his entire family.

He is survived by three nephews, Wayne E. Alter Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., David V. Alter of Frederick County, Va., and G. Todd Alter of Hedgesville, W.Va.; six great-nephews and one great-niece; and numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.


He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne E. Alter Sr.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Dottie Dunham officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown MD 21740.

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