2013-11-07 / Obituaries

Wayne D. Gingrich Crystal Spring, 85

Wayne D. Gingrich, 85, Crystal Spring, died Sunday, November 3, 2013.

He was born Sunday, January 1, 1928, in Mifflintown, a son of the late Glen B. Gingrich and Maude E. (Cauldron) Gingrich.

On May 30, 1951, in Shippensburg, he married Emma G. (Bottenfield) Gingrich, who survives along with their children: Tom Gingrich and wife Julie Wollam-Gingrich, of Laurel, Md.; Connie J. James and husband Ben James, of Spring Grove; Chester Gingrich and wife Katherine (Lamanna) Gingrich, of Silver Spring, Md.; a sister, Helen Kepner, of Port Royal; a brother, Ernest Gingrich, and wife Renie, of Harrisburg; a step-grandson, Shawn James, of Glen Burnie, Md.; and a sister-inlaw, Betty Gingrich, of Harrisburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Dale and Calvin Gingrich.

He was an active member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School in Mifflintown, Class of 1946, and of Shippensburg State College, Class of 1951.

After working at Letterkenny Army Depot, he began his lifelong career in the financial services industry, having worked for Household Finance in Rockville, Md.; Federal Services Finance in Washington, D.C.; and Suburban Trust in Silver Spring, Md., until retiring.

He was raised in Highlands Lodge #86 F&AM in Denver, Colo., on September 19, 1962, and thereafter was a member of the Wheaton Lodge #228, Wheaton, Md., serving as Worshipful Master in 1982 and receiving his 50-year pin this year. He also served on the Board of Managers, The Grand Lodge of Maryland from 1983 to 1987, served as R.W. treasurer from 1987 to 1998 and was an honorary member of the James Bowers Lodge #173, Hancock.

He also held membership in the Bonnie Blink Daylight Lodge #1, Cockeysville, Md.; the Masonic Veteran Association of Maryland; the Everett Lodge #524 F&AM, earned his 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Valley of Baltimore; the Almas Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. (Shriners) of Washington, D.C.; the Knights of Mecca - Boumi Temple, Baltimore; the Bedford County Shrine Club - Jaffa Temple; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Chief Logan Forest #131, Hollidaysburg; the Montgomery Commandrey #13 Knights of Templar, the King Solomon Council #13 Royal and Select Masters, and the James F. Allen Royal Arch Chapter #33, all of Rockville.

At home he enjoyed carpentry, working in his woodshop, gardening and caring for his home, and was a kind and dedicated husband, father, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 7 p.m., in Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett. Pastor Jonathan Morningstar will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 p.m. until the hour of service and share memories online at www.dallavalle-everett.com. The Everett Lodge #524, F&AM will conduct services at the funeral home Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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