H. Russell Gassman, 84, of Finksburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at York Hospital in York, Pa.
Born Sept. 19, 1929, in Finksburg, he was the son of the late George Lackey Gassman and Julia Belle Russell Gassman. He was the husband of Grace H. Werner, who died November 1989; and of D. Regina Brown Gassman, his wife of 22 years.
He was a graduate of Westminster High School. He worked as an apprentice and master plumber, starting his own business in 1953 and retired in 2010.
He was a member of the Clearfield Bible Church. He enjoyed spending time reading his Bible and gardening.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are nieces and nephews Marilyn M. Gassman Booth and Andrew W. Booth, of Salisbury, Loyal Earl Gassman and Connie High Wright Gassman, of Colorado Springs, Colo., LaRue Alice Gassman Lennon and Robert Lennon, of Westminster, Robert Theodore Gassman, of Dundalk, Lida MaryEllen Gassman Barnes, Shirley Ann Gassman Leatherman and Robert Glenn Leatherman, all of Westminster, and Betty Ford and Ty Ford, of Towson; and a cousin, William Gassman, of Sewickley, Pa.
He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Gassman; and brothers George Langdon Gassman and Joseph Porterfield Gassman.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at Clearfield Bible Church, 1303 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, with the Rev. Ray Newman and the Rev. Jimmie L. Schwartz co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Clearfield Bible Church, 1303 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, MD 21157.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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