Donald R. "Monk" "Slim" Guessford, 72

April 18, 2010

SEPT. 13, 1937-APRIL 16, 2010

KEEDYSVILLE - Donald R. "Monk" "Slim" Guessford, 72, of Keedysville, Md., passed peacefully while surrounded by his family Friday, April 16, 2010, at his home.

Born Sept. 13, 1937, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Jesse E. and Bessie N. (Charlton) Guessford.

Donald retired in 1967 from CSX Transportation. He had worked as a trackman in Brunswick, Md., for 31 years.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia L. (Gifft) Guessford; and his two children, Tina M. and Walter R. Guessford, both of Keedysville.


Donald was preceded in death by four brothers, Franklin, Warren, Carl and Rufus Guessford.

A funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Dean P. Pryor will officiate. Interment will follow in Samples Manor Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Md.

Friends are invited to visit beginning Monday, April 19, 2010, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 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.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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