Glenys L. Symonds, 78

OCT. 4, 1933-JAN. 24, 2012

January 25, 2012
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Mrs. Glenys L. (Savary) Symonds, 78, of Cascade, Md., died Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, 2012, in the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She had been in failing health for the past month. 

Born Oct. 4, 1933, in Malden, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Enid (Field) Savary. She lived her early life in Malden. 

She and her husband, the late Raymond F. “Fred” Symonds, were married Nov. 11, 1951, in Malden. They moved to their home in Cascade in November 1969. Mr. Symonds died Aug. 28, 2011. 

Mrs. Symonds worked as an aide at the Cascade Elementary School and also as a clerk at the thrift store at Fort Ritchie. However, she was a homemaker most of her life.

She was a member of the Eastern Star in Thurmont, Md., and attended services at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sabillasville, Md. She also was a volunteer at various organizations in the community, including the Washington County Election Board. 


Mrs. Symonds enjoyed being around children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by three sons, Richard W. Symonds and his wife, Sue, of Gloucester, Va., Douglas P. Symonds and his wife, Jean, of Monroe, N.C., and Dan W. Symonds and his wife, Cathy, of Smithsburg, Md.; her daughter-in-law, Kassie E. Symonds of Smithsburg; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Raymond F. Symonds Jr.; four sisters; and five brothers. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Janet Comings officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery in Cascade. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Drawer D, Sabillasville, MD 21780; The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301; or The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 747, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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