Albert Eugene Kretsinger, 85

July 20, 2010

MAY 20, 1920-JULY 19, 2010

Albert Eugene Kretsinger, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Monday, July 19, 2010, at his home.

Born Wednesday, May 20, 1925, in Greensburg, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Kretsinger and the late Iva McKinsey Kretsinger.

He graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1943. He was employed with H.L. Mills Grocery Store, Grand Union Grocery Store and Roy Hoffman & Sons Meats.

He was a member of the Beaver Creek Christian Church, where he served as a elder. He also was a member of BPOE Elks 378. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and mowing his lawn.


He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Kretsinger; two daughters, Donna Stevenson and husband, Robert, and Joenne Weaver and husband, Donald; stepdaughter, Rebecca Nelson and husband, David Hondowicz; sisters, Elsa Hoffman, Rose Good and Helen Semler; brother, Robert Kretsinger; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Kelser Kretsinger; infant twin brother; and sisters, Catherine Kretsinger, Grace Graybill and Margaret Sheiss.

The family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Ringgold Cemetery, with the Rev. J. Mark Curran officiating.

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at Beaver Creek Christian Church, Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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