W. Lee Gosnell, 97

MAY 5, 1914-FEB. 6, 2012

February 06, 2012
  • W. Lee Gosnell
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W. Lee “Mike” Gosnell, 97, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village and formerly of Trego, Md., passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born May 5, 1914, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Alonzo and Anna Mae (Anderson) Gosnell.

His wife of 71 years, Huldah Catherine (Easton) Gosnell, preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2008.

Lee was employed as an engineer with the B&O Railroad in Brunswick, retiring in 1974 after having worked for 38 years.

He formerly attended Central United Brethren Church in Rohrersville, Md., where he previously served as a trustee.

He was also a member of Antietam Masonic Lodge No. 197 AF & AM in Keedysville, Md., Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, B&O Veterans Association and AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, S. Ann Metcalf and her husband, Retired Col. Frank “Bud,” of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and one grandson, Michael L. Metcalf and his wife, Alicia, of Aurora, Colo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Harrison; and his brother, Carlos A. Gosnell.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Victor H. Moon will officiate. The Antietam Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service just prior to the start of the funeral and final resting-place ceremonies will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Rohrersville.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to any charity of your choice.

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