Charlotte V. Sorge, 92

July 13, 2011
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JAN. 7, 1919-JULY 13, 2011

Charlotte Viola Sorge, 92, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Hagerstown.

Born Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1919, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Gardner Miles and the late Evelyn L. Swope Miles; she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Sorge, in 1970.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Md., and also past president of the Senior Club at Potomac Towers.

She is survived by her daughter, Marie A. Purswell of Walkersville, Md., and sons, Joseph F. Sorge II of Laurel, Md., Patrick C. Sorge of Gaithersburg, Md., and James A. Sorge of Olney, Md.; sisters, Virginia R. Seibert of Clear Spring, and Martha Middlekauff of Hagerstown;  brothers, Kenneth S. Miles of Baltimore, Md., and John C. Miles of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Hurst, and brothers, Robert H. Miles and Harry G. Miles.

Services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike Clear Spring, with the Rev. Linda M. Alessandri officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Friday, July 15, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Interment will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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