Richard W. Poffenberger Jr., 51

MAY 1, 1960-DEC. 2, 2011

December 02, 2011
  • Poffenberger

Richard Wayne Paul Poffenberger Jr., 51, of 11813 Big Spring Road in Clear Spring, Md., passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Sunday, May 1, 1960, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Richard Wayne Paul Poffenberger Sr. and Dorothy L. Golden Poffenberger of Hagerstown.

He graduated in 1978 from South Hagerstown High School, where he was president of his class.

He was employed as a corporal by the Maryland State Police K-9 Unit, retiring after 28 years of service. He was currently employed as sergeant by the Boonsboro Police Department, and at TWI Security for the IRS in Martinsburg, W.Va.

During his short time on this earth, Rich was a devoted family man, and touched many people's lives through his many activities in the community. He will especially be missed by his many canine companions.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Teresa L. Poffenberger; daughters, Jamie Christina Poffenberger of Clear Spring, and Jordan Danielle Hayes and husband, Joel, of Clear Spring; sisters, Vickie Humphries of Boonsboro, Sherri Priest and husband, Tyler, of Hagerstown, and Kellie Poffenberger of Hagerstown; granddaughters, Julia Hayes and Mollie Hayes, both of Clear Spring; grandson, Wyatt Huntzberry of Clear Spring, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Alan F. Weatherholt Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rich, for the benefit of the family, c/o Rob Embly, 14316 Fairview Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

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