Melvin R. Starliper Hagerstown, 78
Melvin Ray “Mel” Starliper, 78, Hagerstown, died Tuesday September 10, 2013, at his home.
Born July 25, 1935, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey and Mary Thomas Starliper and the husband of the late Gladys R. Starliper, who died May 4, 1985.
He was retired from Maryland Metals as a burner.
He was a member of the Order of Owls Nest 1762 Hagerstown, Md.
He is survived by five daughters: Patsy Long of Berkeley Springs, W. Va.; Wilma Hull of Hancock; Debra Landers of Mercersburg; Elaine Atherton and Jennifer Lynn Starliper, both of Hagerstown; three sons: Richard Starliper of Hagerstown; Clarence “Tuck” Mc- Cartney and Melvin Starliper Jr., both of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one sister, Rachel DeShong and husband Nelson of McConnellsburg; a number of grandchildren; step-grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Sue Starliper; two sons: Merle McCartney and Clinton McCartney; and two brothers, Roy Starliper and Charles “Buck” Starliper.
Graveside services were held Friday September 13, at 11 a.m. at Orchard Ridge Cemetery, Orchard Ridge Road, Hancock. Rev. Ben Murray officiated.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
Online condolences at www.grovefh.com