George I. Masser Sr., 77

MAY 11, 1934-NOV. 15, 2011

November 19, 2011
  • Masser

Mr. George Irving Masser Sr., 77, of Smithsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born May 11, 1934, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Oscar V. and Beulah V. (Blank) Masser Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelba J. (Griffith) Masser.

Mr. Masser started A & M Auto Body with his cousin, John Adams Jr., in the mid 1960s. In the late 1970s, he started George's Auto Body. He then began working in the Frederick County (Md.) Public School system at Linganore High School until his retirement in the early 1990s.

Mr. Masser was a sports lover, especially watching the Dallas Cowboys. He liked gospel music and enjoyed drinking coffee with friends at Carmac-Jay's and then at Masser's.

For the last year of his life, he was well cared for by his daughter-in-law, Martha Masser.

Mr. Masser is survived by sons, George I. Masser Jr. and wife, Alexa, and Monte L. Masser and wife, Martha; grandchildren, Dawn Powell, Dwayne Masser, Brittany Powers, Whitney Kline and Allison Masser; great-grandchildren, Forrest Potter, Blake Asbury, Jaelyn Powell and Eryn Kline; and brother, Victor Masser.

The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Keeney and Basford PA Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Edgewood Church of God, 8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick, MD 21702.

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