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Woodrow W. Painter, 78

MARCH 4, 1933-FEB. 18, 2012

February 19, 2012

Woodrow “Woody” W. Painter, 78, of Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Poolesville, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born March 4, 1933, in Poolesville, he was the son of the late Addison L. and Mabel L. (Hunter) Painter.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Woody was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.

He worked as a brick mason in the Montgomery County, Md., area for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. (Carter) Painter of Boonsboro; his six children, Wanda McIntyre and her husband, Alexander, of Boonsboro, Lois Painter of Hagerstown, Ralph Painter of Gapland, Md., Kathy Fitzwater and her husband, David, of Frederick, Md., Barbara Jones and her husband, Gary, of Hagerstown, and Donna Shepley and her husband, Richard, of Smithsburg, Md.; one brother, Robert Painter Sr. and his wife, Vivian, of Needmore, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his dog companion, Biskit.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 sisters and one brother.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Larry Aikens and Brother Cliff Mowen will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Beaver Creek, Md.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Woody’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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