Charles W. Hessong, 84

April 12, 2011

JUNE 23, 1926-APRIL 11, 2011

Charles W. Hessong, 84, of Garfield Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at his home.

Born June 23, 1926, near Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late James E. and Sadie E. (Brandenburg) Hessong.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Regina (Wolf) Hessong, on Nov. 5, 2007. They were married Aug. 23, 1947.

He was a graduate of Middletown High School, Class of 1943.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a self-employed farmer, also employed over the years by Fairchild Aircraft of Hagerstown and Westinghouse of Baltimore and retiring from Mack Trucks of Hagerstown.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Wolfsville, and Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post 211 of Funkstown, Md.

He is survived by daughter, Jeanne A. Endrikat and husband, Hans, of Manassas, Va.; son, Steven C. Hessong of Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter, Donna K. Simmons and husband, Mark, of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Paul A. (Bim) Hessong of Smithsburg; grandchildren, Christina Arango, Sarah Endrikat, Craig Hessong, Jarod Simmons and Chase Simmons; great-grandchildren, Madyson Hessong, Ana Arango and Alex Arango; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Sarah Ruth Draper, Ruby Hamilton and Naomi Hessong; brothers, Jim Hessong, Joe Hessong, Parker Hessong, Arthur Hessong, Robert Hessong, John (Tom) Hessong and George M.L. Hessong and daughter-in- law, Carolyn L. Hessong.

Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wolfsville, with Pastor David Howell officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

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