Theodore A. Black, 74

APRIL 7, 1939-MAY 28, 2013

June 06, 2013
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Theodore A. "Ted" Black, 74, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 17033 Sabillasville Road, Sabillasville, Md., died at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the nursing home.

Born April 7, 1939, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Edward and Vada Pauline (McKissick) Black.

Black was a graduate of Thurmont High School.

He and his wife, the late Diane P. (Forrest) Black, were married April 25, 1965, in St. John's United Church of Christ, Sabillasville. They moved to their Sabillasville Road address in the late 1960s. She passed away Sept. 23, 2005.

In his early life, Black was a truck driver for Keiholtz Trucking. He later worked for Poole's Hardware in Sabillasville, later purchasing the business, which he owned and operated along with his wife for over 20 years.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Sabillasville, Eagles Club Inc. and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, both of Waynesboro, Lodge 155 F. & A.M., Thurmont, Md., and South Mountain Rod and Gun Club.

In early years, Mr. Black enjoyed riding motorcycles and camping with his family. He loved time spent with his grandchildren, trains, horses and buggies.

He is survived by three sons, Paul E. Black and his wife, Dawn, of Waynesboro, Karl A. Black and his wife, Mary Lou, of Cascade, and Eric J. Black and his wife, Robin, of Cascade; five grandchildren, Amie Jo Black, Tyler Black, Christopher Black, Sarah Topper and Cody Topper; one great-granddaughter, Payten Jordan Lynn; and a special nephew, Byron Black of Middletown, Md.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Buddy Black. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Janet Comings officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013, in the funeral home, where a Masonic funeral will be held by the members of Acacia Lodge 155 at 7:30 p.m.

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