Desmond Dale McNew, 47

July 21, 2010

AUG. 9, 1962-JULY 17, 2010

Desmond Dale McNew, 47, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, Aug. 9, 1962, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Wilbur McNew and the late Emma Rhone McNew.

He attended Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed by Kmart/Sears Inc. for more than 31 years. He worked at various locations including Chambersburg, Pa.; Frederick, Md.; Winchester and Forestville, Va.; and most recently Waynesboro, Pa.

He volunteered at the American Cancer Society and REACH Caregivers of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his lifelong partner, Steven J. Harrison of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Melita Gsell and Melissa McNew; three brothers, Foster, Wilbur and Linwood McNew, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet, Emma.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Strine.

Services will be Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, with Pastor Michael Hydes officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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