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Bruce Etchison, 91

December 23, 2009

DEC. 19, 1918-DEC. 19, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Bruce Etchison of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away Dec. 19, 2009, on his 91st birthday, at his home.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jane; son, Craig of Fort Ashby, W.Va.; daughter, Jeanette Grimes of Lynchburg, Va.; and son, Page of Greencastle, Pa.

He graduated from American University. After five years in the Coast Guard, he received his BFA and MFA from Yale.

He was director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Abbey Aldrich Rockfeller Fine Art collection in Williamsburg, Va. He then opened the Bear Pond Studio for art conservation, where he worked until retirement.

He was a member of Mont Alto United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held Saturday Jan. 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Odyssey Healthcare (Hospice) 4660 Trindle Road, Suite 204, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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