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Oscar E. Peoples, 87

OCT. 15, 1925-OCT. 24, 2012

October 25, 2012
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Oscar Eugene "Gene" Peoples, 87, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1925, in Pennfield, Pa., to the late Daniel Potter and Maudeline Oakman Peoples.

He was a graduate of Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Pa.

He was employed with Maryland Correctional Institute Hagerstown, Md., as a supervisor until retiring in 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of W.D. Byron Post 1936 VFW of Hagerstown.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Lee Munson Peoples of Williamsport; son, Chip Peoples of Mercersburg, Pa.; daughter, Vicki Shank of Falling Waters, W.Va., daughter, Dixie Deering and her husband, Rob, of Hedgesville, W.Va., daughter, Sherry Peoples, at home, daughter, Tonia Canfield of Spring Mills, W.Va.; brother, Denver Peoples and his wife, Maria, of Citra, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one sister, Bernice McLoughlin; two brothers, Dan Peoples and Edward Peoples and one great-grandson, Dakota Troy Bowman.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ernest E. Witmer officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Hagerstown. Military graveside services will be provided by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742

Online condolences may be made to the family at:

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