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Ralph Elmer Eyler, 93

December 20, 2010
  • Ralph Elmer Eyler
Ralph Elmer Eyler

MAY 17, 1917-DEC. 19, 2010

FREDERICK, Md. — Ralph Elmer Eyler, 93, formerly of Thurmont, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Northampton Manor Rehabilitation Center.  

He was the husband of Thelma "Peg" Kendall Eyler, who died Nov. 12, 2009

Born May 17, 1917 in Thurmont, he was the son of the late Allen Eyler and Dora Miller Eyler.

Mr. Eyler was a life member of Weller United Methodist Church, Thurmont.  

He was retired from Newcomer's Organ Co. in Washington, D.C.

He enjoyed working outside in his yard with his flowers. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.  

Surviving are one brother, Lee Eyler and wife Josephine, and sister-in-law Millie Eyler of Sabillasville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, which include his caregivers Don and Jean Eyler of Fairfield, Pa., and Jane Shorb of Emmitsburg. He will be missed by his faithful dog "Pee Wee."  

He is preceded in death by four sisters, Verona Wetzel, Lena Humerick, Virgie Bentz and Viola Ott, and four brothers, Ross Eyler, Vaughn Eyler, Lloyd Eyler and Earl Eyler.

The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Matthew Eyler, Donald Eyler Jr., Lee Eyler, Donald Wastler Jr., Mark Eyler and Leo Krietz, and honorary pallbearer Donald Eyler Sr. Pastor Rich will be officiating.

Interment will be at the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made in memory of Mr. Eyler to the Frederick County SPCA, 217 W. Patrick St., Frederick MD 21701, and to the Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont MD 21788.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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