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Eugene Elwood Hummel, 83

April 08, 2010

NOV. 30, 1926-APRIL 6, 2010

Eugene Elwood Hummel, 83, of 1109 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1926, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late Eugene Elwood Hummel Sr. and the late Ethel Frances Morrison Hummel.

He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service and later retired from Products Research and Chemicals in Gloucester City, N.J., in 1988. After retirement, he worked part time at Virginia Avenue Shell.

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He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; American Legion Post 264, where he held numerous offices; Morris Frock American Legion Post 42; DAV Post 14; National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors; and a charter member of the Postal Clerks Union.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ann Hummel; son, Stephen L. Hummel of Hagerstown; stepdaughters, Carol Joyce Palmer of Greenville, N.C., and Maureen Sheehan of Sacramento, Calif.; a stepson, Thomas H. Roop of West Collingswood Heights, N.J.; two brothers, William Hummel of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and George Hummel of Blackwood, N.J.; three sisters, Ethel Tuttle of Pennsauken, N.J., Dorothy Testa of Medford Lakes, N.J., and Rose Marie D'Agostino of Haddonfield, Pa.; five grandchildren, Stephanie West of Columbia, Md., Ryan Palmer of Raleigh, N.C., Lisa Palmer of Norfolk, Va., Sean Hummel of Hagerstown and Lauren DeNoto of Sacramento; and two great-grandchildren, Dominic Martinez of Sacramento and Sophia West of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with Father Colin Poston as celebrant.

Private inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, c/o of the Library Project, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.douglasfiery.com.

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