Charlotte Elizabeth Michael, 82

June 30, 2010

DEC. 1, 1927-JUNE 28, 2010

Charlotte Elizabeth Michael, 82, of 13118 Woodburn Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, June 28, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, Dec. 1, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Mark Joseph Kirby and the late Maude Elizabeth Kraft Kirby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edward Michael, in 1996.

She was a member of BPO Elks 378, where she served as the first female officer. She also was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 10 Auxiliary, Red Men Red Feather Council of Williamsport and an honorary member of the Penn State Alumni and the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame.


She is survived by her daughter, Sherry E. Chapman Kraiss, of Blountville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Romberger of Barberton, Ohio, and Thomas Michael of Edgewater, Md.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Doris Kline, and brother, Mark Joseph Kirby Jr.

Services will be Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Richard Daughtridge officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 6.

Interment will be in the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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