Woodrow H. Hawbecker, 76

JULY 30, 1935-SEPT. 14, 2011

September 16, 2011

Woodrow Harry Hawbecker, 76, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born July 30, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Woodrow David and Frances Mae (Rupp) Hawbecker.

Woodrow was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a graduate of the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., and American University, Washington, D.C.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, where he served on the church council. He was a past president of the chamber of commerce and held memberships at the Goodwill board, Kaplan University, Funk House Foundation, Fountain Head Country Club, Elks and the Assembly Club. His hobbies included golfing and reading.

He had retired as a manager for B.F. Goodrich and had previously worked for H&R Block.

Woodrow is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judith (Dysert) Hawbecker; a daughter, Jody Dysert Hardel and husband, Barton Kendall, of King of Prussia, Pa.; a son, David Dysert Hawbecker of Hagerstown; and a grandson, Jacob Kendall Hardel.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., with the Rev. Edward Heim officiating. Inurnment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Woodrow's name to Horizon Goodwill Industries, 14515 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, is in charge of the arrangements.

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