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Leonard M. Easterday, 79

June 13, 2011

JAN. 17, 1932-JUNE 12, 2011

Leonard M. “Red” Easterday, 79, of Greenbrier Road in Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Granville and Ruth (Toms) Easterday.

Mr. Easterday was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Mount Lena United Methodist Church.

Red retired in 1995 after 45 years with Pangborn Corp., and later worked for four years at Valley Mall.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie J. (Barnhart) Easterday; his daughter, Brenda K. Cole and her husband, Terry; three sisters, Catherine Moser and Beverly Weigand, both of Boonsboro, and Shirley Schroyer of Hagerstown; one brother, Jacob Easterday of Boonsboro; two granddaughters, Lauren and Allison Cole, both of Hagerstown; and one great-granddaughter, Alexys Mills of Hagerstown. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Red was preceded in death by two brothers, Granville Easterday Jr. and Ronald Easterday.

A funeral ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Ray Dudley will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at Mount Lena United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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