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Richard R. Baer, 74

April 06, 2011

JAN. 14, 1937-APRIL 4, 2011

Richard Reynolds Baer, 74, of Paramount, Md., died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

He was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Paramount to the late Lehman Martin and Hilda Elizabeth Reynolds Baer.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was the owner of Baer's Lawn & Garden Equipment in Paramount.

He was a member of Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, where he also taught Sunday school.

He was a charter and life member of Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Jarvis Baer, whom he married Sept. 12, 1959; daughter, Sandra R. Grossnickle and her husband, John, of Paramount; son, Steven R. Baer and his wife, Shari, of Hagerstown; son, Robert J. Baer and his wife, Rebecca, of Paramount; brother, Lewis E. "Sonny" Baer of Chambersburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Ann Showalter, and a brother, Kenneth L. Baer.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike Hagerstown, on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. James R. Stauffer officiating. Interment will be in Ringgold Cemetery Ringgold, Md.

The family requests the omission of flowers; memorial donations may be made to: Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co., 19307 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.osbornefuneralhome.net

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