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FINKSBURG, MD H. Russell Gassman, 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the York Hospital in York, Pa. Born September 19, 1929, in Finksburg, Md., he was the son of the late George Lackey Gassman and Julia Belle (Russell) Gassman. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace H. Werner, who died November, 1989; and then married D. Regina Brown Gassman, his wife of 22 years. Mr. Gassman was a graduate of Westminster High School. He worked as an apprentice and Master plumber, starting his own business in 1953 and retiring 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, Md., Loyal Earl Gassman and Connie High Wright Gassman of Colorado Springs, Colo., LaRue Alice Gassman Lennon and Robert Lennon of Westminster, Md., Robert Theodore Gassman of Dundalk, Md., Lida Mary Ellen Gassman Barnes of Westminster, Md., Shirley Ann Gassman Leatherman and Robert Glenn Leatherman of Westminster, Md., and Betty Ford and Ty Ford of Towson, Md.; a cousin, William Gassman of Sewickley, Pa. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Gassman, and by brothers, George Langdon Gassman and Joseph Porterfield Gassman. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster. Md., and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Clearfield Bible Church, with the Rev. Ray Newman and the Rev. Jimmie L. Schwartz co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearfield Bible Church, 1303 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 17, 2014
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