Thomas W. Binebrink Sr., 90, died June 25 at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. Born in Ridgely on November 22, 1922, Mr. Binebrink was the son of the late William Dennis Binebrink and Etta Bridgett Lynch Binebrink. Mr. Binebrink grew up in Ridgely. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII, serving in the European Theater where he earned the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. After the War, he became a self-employed carpenter and also worked as a carpenter in the Annapolis Boat Yard, retiring in the 1970's. He was a member of the Crownsville American Legion Post 7. He was also the past Commander of the Annapolis Chapter 122 of the Order of the Purple Heart. He had received many awards recognizing his work on behalf of veterans. He had also served on the Ethics Committee for the City of Annapolis. Mr. Binebrink was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Dilts Binebrink, on May 15, 2007. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers, Robert Paul Binebrink and J. Wilson Binebrink. He is survived by one son, Thomas W. Binebrink Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Sherri Ussery of Salisbury; a stepdaughter, Janice Null of Laurel; one stepson, Jerry Owens of Cape St. Claire; three sisters, Edith Short Dulin of Millersville, Mildred Paessler of Richmond, VA, and Margaret (Peggy) Ebling of Salisbury; eight grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, 408 Central Ave. in Ridgely, where friends may visit with the family from 12 Noon until the service at 1 p.m. The interment will be in the Greenmount Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Hillsboro. Memorial donations may be made to Annapolis M.O.P.H.A Chapter 122, 15826 Bradford Dr., Laurel, MD 20707. The arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. 2nd St., Denton, MD 21629. For online condolences, please visit moorefuneralhomepa.com.
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Published in The Capital on June 27, 2013