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Lester J. Carrick, 87

APRIL 2, 1925-JULY 8, 2012

July 09, 2012

Lester J. “Pop-Pop” Carrick, 87, of Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Hyattsville, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, July 8, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 2, 1925, in Hyattsville, he was the son of the late Milton and Helen (Hall) Carrick.

Lester was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force as a right waist gunner in a B-24 plane, completing 30 missions overseas.

Lester was employed for 38 years with GSI in Washington D.C., owned and operated L. J. Carrick Corp. and was a member of Steamfitters Union Local 602.

He was a former member of Hyattsville Presbyterian Church and Riverdale Presbyterian Church, both in Prince George’s County, Md.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty J. (Michael) Carrick of Boonsboro, whom he married April 13, 1946; his three daughters, Leslie Norris and her husband, John, of Sharpsburg, Md., Jane M. Alsop-Deavers and her husband, Ray, of Hagerstown, Md., and Cynthia L. Carrick of Smithsburg; and one sister, Kathleen M. Bryan and her husband, Chris, of Lincoln, Del. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Katherine Norris and her fiancé, Peter Nicholas, Michael Norris and his wife, Lindsay (Gorman), Matthew Alsop, Amanda Deavers and Brittany Carrick; and expecting twin great-grandchildren due in January. Lester is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Vines; and three brothers, William, Milton and Norman Carrick.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Md., with military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League and AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Lester’s memory may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G St. North West, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.

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

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