Mr. Eugene (Gene) D. Asbury, Frederick, died November 30, 2013 at home.
Born in Groton, Conn., on May 5, 1926, raised in Mountain View, NJ, the son of the late Bertha and Charles Asbury, formerly of Berryville, Virginia; he was predeceased by his first wife Nanalee Miller Asbury in 1981 and is survived by his wife of 27 years, Audrey Callaway Asbury. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Robert M. Asbury and wife, Caroline Qualey of Frederick; and by step-daughters Kristen Kennedy and Marcia Boyer of Frederick and Melissa Nearchos and step-son, Michael Boyer of Hagerstown. Also, step-grandchildren Daniel Kennedy, Heather and Justin Boyer and Zachary Gleim. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Doris Asbury of Berryville, VA.
Mr. Asbury was the last of his immediate family, predeceased by brothers William,
Andrew, Charles, Orval and Norman, also, sisters Hazel and Dorothy.
Mr. Asbury was a Navy veteran of both WWII
and the Korean Conflict
and was particularly proud of his service as a radioman aboard the LST 1000 during WWII.
Mr. Asbury graduated from Shepherd University and was a registered microbiologist
he worked for the U.S Army
at Ft. Detrick for 18 years and later for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Washington area, retiring in 1989 after more than 35 years with the government. A man of humble origins, he was generous with his care and support of family and friends. In his retirement he was an active member of his church.
He was a member of Sigma Xi, the Research Society of America, VFW
Post 3285, the American Legion Post 11, and the Elk Lodge 684. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Frederick.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2013, 11:00am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. 7th Street Frederick, with Pastor Mark Huffman presiding. Family will receive friends an hour before the service. Memorial gifts are respectfully declined.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com