Edwin Ryle Armacost, 96, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at home.
Born June 7, 1916, in Finksburg, he was the son of the late John Daniel and Lillian Constantine Armacost. He was the husband of Annabelle Madry Armacost, his wife of 68 years.
He was an Army
veteran and served in World War II
. He was a self-employed home builder and owner of Edwin R. Armacost General Contractors. Following retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the world. He enjoyed the company of his dog, Patches.
He was the builder of the first solar home in Carroll County and built many homes, churches and doctor's offices in the area.
He was a lifetime member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Finksburg and served as Sunday School Superintendent and choir member over the years. He was the first president of Carroll County Homebuilders, first president of Carroll County Beekeepers Association and life member of Carroll County Farm Museum.
He was a member of the Board of Carroll Hospital Center and also served on the Board of Directors for Union National Bank. He was a Boy Scout leader, a member of American Legion Post No. 31 in Westminster, the Masonic Lodge and PTA President Sandymount School. He was one of the first five members of the Roaring Run Lions Club. He was a Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Nanci Armacost Crock, Dan Armacost and wife Mary, all of Finksburg, Mary Anne Conover and companion Habern Freeman, of Port Deposit, Daphne Dukehart and husband Kevin, of Westminster, and Jason Armacost and fiance Patty MacArthur, of Seaford, Del.; grandchildren Adam Crock and wife Amanda Cobb, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sean Dukehart and fiance Jessica Brunst, Meredith Buell, Laurel Nalepa and husband Ryan, all of Westminster, Tyler Crock, of Finksburg, Sybil Alfano and husband Mike, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Christian Neonakis, of Owings Mills, Logan Dukehart, of College Park, Emily Armacost, of Salt Lake City, Utah and Nathan Armacost, of Finksburg; great-grandchildren Olivia Asbury, Alexa Reed and Everett Nalepa; a sister-in-law, Doris Armacost, of Westminster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Edwin R. Armacost II; and siblings Claude, Charles, Willard and George Armacost, Virginia Shreeve, Glova Kay, Gertrude Smith, Helen McIver and Lillian Moores; and five siblings who died in infancy.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, with the Rev. Dr. Wm. Louis Piel officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3006 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048; or Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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