Robert L. Metzer, 81

April 25, 2011
  • Robert L. Metzer
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AUG. 4, 1929-APRIL 24, 2011

Robert Leroy Metzer, 81, of Wolfsville, Md., died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Julia Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

He was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Wolfsville and was the son of the late Charles W. and Elsie Palmer Metzer.

Bob was a founding member of Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Co., was a member of the Wolfsville Ruritan Club for 50 years and a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville.

He was the beloved father of Dennis W. Metzer and his wife, Deborah, and grandfather of Jason Metzer and Justin Mann, and brother of Delphine Zimmerman of Myersville, Christine Carbaugh of Cascade, Rhea Polling of Braddock Heights, Elsie Bell of Sharpsburg, Gaynell Myers of Fairplay, Sue Douglas of Hagerstown, Judy Hamilton of Frederick and Zane Metzer of Hagerstown.

Preceding Bob in death were his son, William L. Metzer; brothers, Charles, Jerry and Ralph Metzer; and sister, Faye Souder.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville, with Pastor Bob Snyder and Pastor Randy Reid officiating.

Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery, Wolfsville.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville, MD 21773.

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