John W. Gelwicks, 63

SEPT. 11, 1949-APRIL 2, 2013

April 16, 2013

John Wayne Gelwicks, 63, of Hagerstown, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 11, 1949, in Hagerstown, he was the son of William L. and Geraldine D. (Worthington) Gelwicks of Hagerstown.

John was a 1967 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, having served from 1967 to 1971.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Donna Gelwicks Resh of Waynesboro, Pa.; three brothers, William E. Gelwicks of Glendale, Ariz., Gary L. Gelwicks of Hagerstown and Terry L. Gelwicks; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia A. Boyd and Cynthia J. Gelwicks; maternal grandparents, Clarence M. and Esther P. Worthington; and paternal grandparents, Charles F. and Nettie Gelwicks.

A memorial service will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Jerry L. Lowans officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

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