2011-04-21 / Obituaries

Paul E. Wigfield

Hagerstown, 88

Paul E. Wigfield, 88, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, surrounded by his family at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born September 22, 1922, in Buck Valley, he was the son of the late Clem Austin and Edith (Sigel) Wigfield.

He was a 1940 graduate of Flintstone High School in Flintstone, Md.

He was a proud veteran, having served 3-1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the North African and Middle Eastern Theater of Operation.

He retired in 1986 from the General Motors Parts Division in Martinsburg, W.Va., after 18 years of service. He had previously retired as a sergeant of the Hagerstown Police Department after 20 years, where he last served as a training officer. While employed there, he graduated from the FBI police academy. He had also worked as a city bus driver for the Blue Ridge Bus Lines in the 1940s.

He was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 in Hagerstown; Eagles Club Inc., Waynesboro; UAW Local 1590 of Martinsburg; and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He was an avid 10-pin bowler and pistol shooter. He was the captain of the Hag-erstown police pistol team for several years, as well as a member of the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club pistol team.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Wigfield; a son, Paul Douglas Wigfield, and wife Alice, Mardela Springs, Md.; a daughter, Geri Lynn Wood, and husband John, Hedgesville, W.Va.; four granddaughters: Dana and Erin Kline, Kelly McKelvey and husband Dr. Kevin McKelvey, and Courtney Slutzky and husband Todd; three greatgrandsons; and two greatgranddaughters.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown. Chaplain

Richard Hembrock officiated. Burial was made in Rest Haven Cemetery. Military honors were by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

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