Albert L. Hetzel Sr., 80

FEB. 17, 1931-SEPT. 25, 2011

September 26, 2011
  • Albert L. Hetzel Sr.
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Albert Leslie “Auck” Hetzel Sr., 80, of Sharpsburg, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at his home.

Born Feb. 17, 1931, in Antietam, Md., he was the son of the late John Luther Hetzel Sr. and Mary Eva Drenner Hetzel.

He was employed for more than 25 years with Mack Trucks Inc. of Hagerstown, Md., until his retirement, and was previously employed by B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Md., and Baltimore, Md., for 10 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.

He attended Antietam Church of God, Sharpsburg.

He was a life member of Antietam Post 236 American Legion in Sharpsburg and a life member of Conococheague Sportsman Club in Sharpsburg. He was also a member of the local union UAW 171 of Hagerstown.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan.

Survivors include wife, Judy Constance Giffin Hetzel, married 49 years, of Sharpsburg; daughter, Connie M. Hetzel Truslow, and her husband, Brown, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; son, Albert L. “Auck” Hetzel Jr., and special daughter-in-law, Michelle, of Sharpsburg; grandson, Carl A. Hetzel of Thurmont, Md.; grandson, Addison B. Truslow of Shenandoah Junction; granddaughter, Eliza J. Truslow of Shenandoah Junction; sister, Ruth Statler of Marion, Pa.; sister, Alice Gardner of Antietam; sister, Mae Kauffman of Boonsboro, Md.; and sister, June Myers of Hagerstown.

He was predeceased by one sister, Irene Miller; and two brothers, John L. Hetzel Jr. and Carl L. Hetzel.

A memorial service will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Jan S. Wade and the Rev. Michael Seger, Hospice chaplain, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to Antietam Church of God, 4605 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


I love you, Auck, and you will always be in my heart. Judy.

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