Richard R. Lease, 66

APRIL 26, 1947-APRIL 28, 2013

April 29, 2013

Richard Ray Lease, 66, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 26, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., to Ray Baker and Letta Juanita Newell Lease.

He was a 1965 graduate of Oldtown High School. He was also a 2008 graduate of Berean School of the Bible.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during Vietnam.

He was employed as a correctional officer with the Maryland Department of Corrections at MCTC until retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Marlowe Assembly of God, Falling Waters, W.Va.

Survivors include: wife, Shirley Mae O’Brien Lease married for 46 years of Falling Waters; son, Shawn Patrick Richard Lease and his wife, Deeadra, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; daughter, LaShawna Colleen Stewart of Martinsburg; sister, Debbie Erickson and her husband, Andrew, of Bedford, W.Va., sister, Sharon Growden of Bedford, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor James M. Lloyd officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 4 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby, W.Va., on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor James W. Lloyd officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Marlowe Assembly of God, 9045 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

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