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John Darwin Higgins

June 03, 2010

FEB. 19, 1932-MAY 31, 2010

John Darwin Higgins, 78, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, at his home.

Born Feb. 19, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Holtzner) Higgins.

He was married to Joyce Ann Zimmerman on July 31, 1954, at Otterbein United Methodist Church by the Rev. Plummer. Mr. Higgins was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

John graduated in 1950 from Hagerstown High and attended Hagerstown Junior College. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy. Throughout his adult life, John worked at Fairchild, Pangborn and Frick Co., retiring from both Pangborn and Frick Co.

He was a member of the Friendship Lodge 84 AF&AM, Ithiel Royal Arch Chapter No. 27, St. Bernard Commandery No. 9, Knights Templar, Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 and the American Legion of Waynesboro.

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He is survived by his wife; two sons, Michael of Silver Spring, Md., and Marc of Hagerstown; and a brother, Robert Kingsley of Tucson, Ariz.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Edward Heim officiating. Inurnment will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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