Roger E. Stottlemyer, 90, of Mount Lena, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Born March 31, 1922, in Mount Lena, he was the last remaining family member of the late Charles I. and Annie R. (Houpt) Stottlemyer.
Roger was a lifetime member of Mount Lena United Methodist Church in Mount Lena, where he and his wife, Anna Mae, organized the senior citizens meetings and where Roger was instrumental in the layout and design of the Prayer Garden. Roger also founded and donated the ground for the Mount Lena Recreation Club.
Mr. Stottlemyer was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Battle of the Bulge, Remagan Bridge and Ruhr Pocket Battles, respectively, in Germany and Belgium.
Roger owned and operated the Stottlemyer Amoco Station off U.S. 40 in Mount Lena and Dual Highway for 40 years. When he wasn't working at the station, he enjoyed tending to his vegetable and flower gardens.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Anna Mae (Flook) Stottlemyer of Mount Lena, whom he married Feb. 15, 1958; a daughter, Jennifer May and her husband, Roy, of Inwood, W.Va.; two sons, David Stottlemyer of Mount Lena and Craig Stottlemyer and his wife, Kristine, of Coopersburg, Pa.; three grandsons, Kenneth May and his fiancée, Kaitlyn Baird, and Matthew and Mark Stottlemyer, both of Coopersburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters, Vallie Slick, Edna Brandenburg, Lillie Stouffer, Thelma Barnhart, Ethel Keadle, Esta Stottlemyer and Minnie Stottlemyer; and three brothers, Charles "Hen," Woodrow and Harold "Peck" Stottlemyer.
A funeral ceremony will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. Ronald R. Kurtz will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at the adjoining church cemetery, with military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League and AMVETS Post 10 of Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, and Tuesday one hour before the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Mount Lena United Methodist Church Prayer Garden, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.