Richard P. Dansberger, 86

MARCH 17, 1926-JULY 5, 2012

July 06, 2012
  • Dansberger

Richard P. Dansberger, 86, of Hagerstown died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center after an extended illness.

Born March 17, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Emory and Ella Dansberger.

Richard lived in the Hagerstown area all of his life, and attended Hagerstown High School before becoming a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was an amateur photographer, and had a large collection of books, records and Western pictures.

Richard retired after 43 years of service with The Herald-Mail Co.

He was a member of Elks Club 378, Alsatia Club, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, VFW of Chambersburg, Pa., The Herald-Mail 25-Year Club and the University of Maryland Terrapin Club. He loved the Maryland Terrapins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lois Jeanette Dansberger; a daughter, Karen L. Wood and husband, Ronald J.; a grandson, Jeremy J. Wood and wife, Catie; and a great-grandson, Michael J. Wood.

A graveside service will be Monday, July 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. Interment will follow, with military honors being conducted by the Maryland State Honor Guard and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

Rest Haven Funeral Chapel in Hagerstown is in charge of the arrangements.

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