Wayne B. Winebrenner, 80

JULY 28, 1933-AUG. 13, 2013

August 13, 2013
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Wayne Bryan Winebrenner, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born in Woodsboro, Md., on July 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Catherine Poulson and John M. Winebrenner.

He was adopted by Frank A. Winebrenner and raised by his grandparents, Elsie May and Marshall Peter Winebrenner.

He graduated from Walkersville High School in 1951, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He served at the Marine Barracks 8th and I Street in Washington, D.C.; in Okinawa; and in the armed services police. He was transferred to the reserves in 1957, and honorably discharged in 1959.

He was employed by the Maryland state prison system, beginning in September 1957. He began as a correctional officer at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup, Md., transferring to the Maryland Correctional Institution in January 1958. He served at the Maryland Correctional Training Center from 1968 to 1977. He was also at state Division of Correction headquarters in 1978, and from 1980 to 1983. He served as warden at MCI and the Eastern Correctional Institution. He served as judicial court supervisor for the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and was town manager at Princess Anne, Snow Hill and Boonsboro. He was project manager of the water treatment project in Boonsboro, and the Aspiring to Serve community center project for Christ's Reformed Church.

He was a member of Salem Reformed Church, serving on the church and ministry committee. He was a former member of Christ's Reformed Church and the Antioch Methodist Church in Princess Anne, Md.

He was a member of American Legion Post 211; Improved Order of Red Men, Williamsport; Elks 378; Korean War Veterans Association Antietam Chapter 312, where he was a past commander; Korean War Veterans Last Man Club, where he was a past president; and Marine Barracks 8th & I Street Alumni. He has also served on the board of directors of the Maryland Rural Water Association and represented Maryland on the national board.

He enjoyed golf, and his favorite sport was baseball.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jeanne Wagaman Winebrenner; a son, Richard and wife, Georgette; daughter, Kim Winebrenner and husband, Gary Babb; grandsons, Chad and wife, Amanda, and Chase and wife, Lauren; and great-grandson, Cameron.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Salem Reformed Church, 13182 Salem Church Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. Steve Wagoner will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, with military honors by the Korean War Veterans Association Antietam Chapter 312.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one half hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem Reformed Church, 13182 Salem Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to Korean War Veterans Chapter 312, P.O. Box 868, Funkstown, MD 21734.

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