Donald Edward Kendle, 86

January 17, 2011
  • Donald Edward Kendle
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JUNE 23, 1924-JAN. 15, 2011

Donald Edward Kendle, 86, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

Born June 23, 1924, in Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Martha (Stine) Kendle.

Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

He was a member of Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post No. 211 in Funkstown, Md., and AMVETS Post No. 10 in Hagerstown. He also was a member of the Seniors Bowling League at the Southside Bowling Center in Hagerstown.

Donald retired from Columbia Gas Co.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Jane Kendle; his two daughters, Bonnie and her husband, Tim Lewis, of Hagerstown, and Judith Beard of Boonsboro; his four sisters, Kate Myers, Joanne Brining, Doris Roberts and Cora Snowberger, all of Hagerstown; his four brothers, Ralph, Harry and Preston Kendle, all of Hagerstown, and Leon Kendle of Boonsboro; his two grandchildren, Deanna Beard of Waynesboro, Pa., and Sean Lewis of Hagerstown; and his stepgrandson, Chris Lewis and his wife, Eva, of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by one great-grandson, Alex Miller; and one stepgreat-grandson, Brody Lewis.

In addition to his mother, Donald was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Kendle.

The family will receive friends at a memorial visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. No funeral service will be scheduled and burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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