Mr. Albert Donald Kridler Jr., of Rock Willow Avenue, Hagerstown, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at MNS Nursing Facility.
Born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Albert Donald Sr. and Anna Louise Longnecker Kridler.
He was of the Protestant faith and a member of First Christian Church.
Donnie graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1961, worked for the Doubleday Co., then served in the U.S. Army's 5671st Signal Co., Eighth Army, in Korea during the Vietnam War.
He later worked for the Pangborn Corp., and finally Certain Teed Corp., where he retired after more than 20 years of service.
Donnie is survived by his cousin and caregiver, Dr. David Foltz of Sharpsburg; close friends and caregivers, Constance Quinn and Joseph Sember, both of Greencastle, Pa.; as well as his beloved dog Matilda for whom he held great affection.
His cousin and friends wish to express their appreciation on Donnie's behalf to the doctors, nurses and staff of Emeritus at Hagerstown, MNS and Meritus Medical Center for their kindness and concern over the last years of his life. Additionally, his caregivers were very grateful to neighbors Kate Oyler, James Harris, and Penny and Bob Richardson for providing much needed help and assistance during the trying time at the end of his life.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Constance, who died in 1970; as well as fondly remembered family pets, Mugsey, Duke, Max and Dudley.
The Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is handling the arrangements. There will be no calling at the funeral home. Services and inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.akcoffmanfh.com.