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Granville T. Easterday Jr., 78

December 10, 2009

DEC. 9, 1930-DEC. 8, 2009

MOUNT LENA, Md. - Granville T. Easterday Jr., 78, of Mount Lena, Md., died on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at his home, following a long illness.

Born on Dec. 9, 1930, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Granville T. and Ruth N. (Toms) Easterday.

Mr. Easterday was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 42 years of service and worked for 34 years as a grain and cattle farmer.

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Mr. Easterday was a member of Mount Lena United Methodist Church and the Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion in Boonsboro, Md.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Phyllis I. (Brandenburg) Easterday; one son, John G. Easterday and wife Carol of Mount Lena; one daughter, Sandra J. and her husband Rick Stevens of Boonsboro, Md.; six grandchildren, Chad E. Easterday and his wife Katie, Mike Shobe, Aaron Easterday, Janine Suffecool and her husband Douglas, Janelle Weddle and her husband Jeremiah, and Julie Stevens; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Madilyn Easterday, and Noah and Elijah Weddle. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, Leonard Easterday, Shirley Schroyer, Jacob Easterday, Catherine Moser and Beverly Weigand.

Mr. Easterday was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald "Buzz" Easterday.

Friends may visit beginning at noon Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the Mount Lena United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Dudley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Online condolences may be offered at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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