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Jack B. Showe, 92

May 11, 2011

DEC. 6, 1918-MAY 9, 2011

Jack Brantner Showe, 92, of Loyalton Assisted Living, Hagerstown, Md., died on Monday, May 9, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Dec. 6, 1918, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Frisby Brantner and Mary Josephine Strode Showe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice B. Troxell Showe, on June 22, 1986.

He was previously employed by United Pipefitters Local 484 for 27 years, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Md. He served on the church council for several terms.

He was a charter member of Funkstown American Legion Post 211. He was also a member of the Potomac Fish & Game Club in Williamsport, Md., BPO Elks 378, Veterans of Foreign War Post 01836, Friendship Lodge 84 AF&AM of Hagerstown, Ali Ghan Temple of Cumberland, Md., Hagerstown Shriners Club and Tall Cedars of Lebanon 98.

He loved church, and hunting and fishing was his life.  He enjoyed his summer home where he "Partied on the Potomac" with his friends. Jack would always help others before thinking of himself.

He is survived by his son, Barry Showe, of Palm Springs, Calif.; sister, Hope E. Shrader, of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Capitola Johnston, and three brothers, Joe Showe, Richard Showe and Max Showe.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael K. Louia will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be conducted by Friendship Lodge 84, Worshipful Master Benjamin Zamostny, at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 148, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown MD 21734.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.  

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