Donald E. Custer, 79

JULY 13, 1932-DEC. 30, 2011

December 30, 2011
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Donald E. Custer, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away early Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Wednesday, July 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ruth M. and William A. Custer.

Don retired from Jamison Door Company after 40 years of service. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Roberts Custer; son, Steven Custer and wife, Linda, of Fayetteville, Pa.; daughters, Donna Bussard and husband, James, of Derwood, Md., and Jodi Becker and husband, David, of Hagerstown; granddaughters, Brittany Whiteside and husband, Brian, and Erin Criswell, all of Hagerstown; great-grandson, Gavin Whiteside of Hagerstown; brothers, Robert Custer of Hagerstown, Bernard Custer of Waynesboro, Pa., and Ronald Custer of Madison Heights, Va.; and sisters, Betty Barfield of Statesville, S.C., and Wanda Houser of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Custer.

Services and interment will be private.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405-9990.

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