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Ben R. Almond, 74

JAN. 24, 1938-AUG. 25, 2012

August 27, 2012

Ben Ross Almond, 74, of Hanover, Pa., husband of Patricia Trostle Almond, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 25, 2012, at York (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Marshall, Texas, he was the son of Bennye F. Hammock Almond of Marshall and the late Elmer Henderson Almond. 

He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Lee Almond, who died in 2002. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard of Texas, he served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Taking his experience from the armed forces, he spent his career in database administration, retiring from Lockheed Martin, and later serving as a consultant for U.S. Foods.

He was a member of South End Baptist Church in Frederick, Md.

His life was spent focusing on his family and his work, and he was great at both of them.

In addition to his wife of 54 years and his mother, he is survived by four daughters, Marisa Ann Burke and her husband, Daniel, of Annapolis, Md., Shauna Lyn Almond of Minneapolis, Minn., Kambra Kim Minor of Walkersville, Md., and Janina Amy Rice and her husband, Matthew, of Knoxville, Md.; 10 grandchildren, Daniel L. and Mitchell S. Burke, Bethany M. and Nicolas C. Uchytil, Chelsea L. and Ashley E. Minor, and Allyson A., Allysa C., Hunter C. and Nash H. Rice; two great-grandchildren, Ben L. and Gracie A. Brakebill; a brother, William Bryan Almond Sr. of Marshall; and two nephews, William Bryan Almond Jr. of Marshall and Derek Duane Almond of Dallas, Texas.

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The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at South End Baptist Church with Pastor Ken Stalls officiating. Burial will be held privately in Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade, Md., with military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick, MD 21701.

Arrangements are under the care of Panebaker Funeral Home Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared by going to www.panebakerfuneralhome.com.

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