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Gary L. Duckwall Sr., 70

AUG. 17, 1942-SEPT. 12, 2012

September 13, 2012

Gary Leo Duckwall Sr., age 70, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 17, 1942, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Emerson Leo and Violet Fern Michael Duckwall.

He was a member of Berkeley Springs Church of Christ. He was a 1960 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Gary served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He had worked as an aviation mechanic with Fairchild-Hiller Aircraft in Hagerstown, Md., and retired in 2004 as an electrician with Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4433 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483 in Berkeley Springs. He enjoyed computer games and puzzles.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Leo Duckwall Jr. of Berkeley Springs and Gregory Lee Duckwall of Charleston, W.Va.; and one grandson, Chase Emerson Duckwall of Needmore, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Mary Sheeder Duckwall, on July 10, 2011.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, 290 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, with Douglas Petty officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

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