Muriel Eugene (Gene) McDonough, 76

September 19, 2010

NOV. 6, 1933-SEPT. 18, 2010

Muriel Eugene (Gene) McDonough, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.

Born Nov. 6, 1933, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel M. McDonough and Virginia Locke McDonough.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954.

He owned and operated Sound and Alarm Systems Co. (SASCO) for 10 years and was a salesman in the Hagerstown area until his retirement in 1998.

He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport, where he was a lay leader. He also was a member of Gideons International.


He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Genevieve (Jenny) McDonough; daughter, Tina and her husband, Jason Moore, of Hagerstown; son, Troy McDonough and his wife, Stacy, along with three beloved grandchildren, Damara, Evan and Madlyn McDonough of Clear Spring; daughter, Debby McDonough of Berlin, Md.; sons, Jeffrey McDonough of Greencastle, Pa., and Steven McDonough, Keith McDonough and Douglas McDonough of Hagerstown; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Knodle of Hagerstown and Bette Schindel of Hagerstown; and family friends, Tom and Angie Touhey, and Pete and Gail Trudell.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur McDonald.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport. The Rev. Dr. James E. Swecker and the Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Graveside military honors will be provided by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The viewing will be Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church

In lieu of flowers, Gene wishes that memorial donations be made to Gideons International, Washington County South Camp, P.O. Box 254, Funkstown, MD 21734 ( so that all who read God's word will be born again.

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