George F. McGolerick, 85

April 13, 2011

JULY 10, 1925-APRIL 12, 2011

George Frederick "Fred" McGolerick, 85, of Keedysville, Md., died on Tuesday April 12, 2011, at his home.

Born on July 10, 1925, in Garretts Mills, Md., he was the son of the late Emory Carlton and Freida Mae (Mirely) McGolerick. His wife, Evelyn Louise (Holmes) McGolerick, preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2005.

Fred was employed for 41 years as a heavy equipment operator with Lone Star Cement Co. in Hagerstown.

Fred loved to hunt and bowl. He played baseball with the Weverton, Boonsboro and Keedysville teams in the Independent and South Mountain Leagues. He played softball with the St. Mark's Lions in the Hagerstown Commercial League and soccer with the Boonsboro team in the Washington County League. He managed the Weverton baseball team for five years and coached Boonsboro soccer for three years.

He was a lifetime member of the North American Rod and Gun Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1136 in Brunswick. He belonged to the Masonic Salem Lodge No. 196 A.F. & A.M. and the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post No. 10 in Boonsboro. Fred was also a member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda J. Hassinger and her husband, James F., of Hagerstown, and Mary Frances Pearson and her husband, Gary S., of Trego, Md.; one son, Ronald L. McGolerick and his wife, Bonnie L., of Trego; and two grandchildren, Shelley A. Sine and her husband, Rodney W., of Fredericksburg, Va., and Holly S. Nicodemus and her husband, Douglas C., of Trego. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Charlotte Louise Nicodemus.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Fred was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Van Atta and Ethel Holderman.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011, with a funeral ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. The Revs. Alan M. Smith  and George Limmer and Chaplain Michael Seger will officiate. Burial services will be held privately at Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville, Maryland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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