Alvin J. Phelps, 89

JUNE 11, 1922-FEB. 11, 2012

February 12, 2012
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Alvin J. Phelps, 89, of Redwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 11, 1922, in New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Lily Weber Phelps.

Al served his country proudly in the U.S. Army Air Service Group during World War II.

He was a loving husband and proud father.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Phelps; two daughters, Barbara Powell and Rebecca Pauvert and husband, Marco; one son, John Phelps and wife, Teri; one stepdaughter, Denise Staller and husband, Ronald; two stepsons, Jay Rudden and wife, Sherri, and Michael Rudden and wife, Lilly; one brother, Charles Phelps; sister-in-law, Patricia Cassidy; and eight grandchildren.

Al is remembered for his good spirit and sense of humor, as he loved to joke, laugh and smile. He is honored for his loving nature, creative mind, and artistry. His compassion, his patience, his honesty and his gentleness were an inspiration to all who knew him.


A celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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