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Robert McQuay Easterday, 64

December 17, 2009

FEB. 26, 1945-DEC. 15, 2009

Robert McQuay Easterday, 64, of Observatory Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at his home.

Born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Sharpsburg, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence W. and Mabel P. (McQuay) Easterday.

Mr. Easterday was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War.

He was employed for 13 years as a machinist with Pangborn Corp. He also worked for 24 years as a machinist and line worker for Volvo-Mack Truck Inc. and was a member of the U.A.W. Local 171.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (DeMelio) Easterday; two sons, Gregory A. Easterday and his wife Julie of Clear Spring, Md., and Randy P. Easterday of Illinois; one daughter, Stephanie A. and her husband Joseph Bartuch of Illinois; and his two grandchildren, Lakelyn M. and Cole M. Easterday, both of Clear Spring.

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Mr. Easterday was preceded in death by his two sisters, Rebecca J. and Twanna M. Easterday.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. James F. Hay Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md. Military Honors will be rendered by the AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD, 21742, to the Hagerstown Union Rescue Inc., 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to any charity of choice.

Online condolences may be offered www.BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

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