Charles Douglas Bostian

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Charles Douglas (Doug) Bostian, 71, of Otterdale Mill Road, Taneytown, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at The Dove House, Westminster, after a two-year fight with cancer. He was the husband of Linda E. Bostian, his wife of 30 years. Born June 19, 1944, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Lois Hobbs Bostian of Middleburg. He was an active life member of the Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company for 52 years, joining in May 1963. He was a proud volunteer fireman, serving as president, vice president, trustee, on the executive board, the executive committee and he chaired many committees including the Building Committee. He was the chief cook and purchasing agent at the fire hall, always seen in the kitchen with his apron on. He was the Juniors' Director for many years and served as a delegate to the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Doug was the past president of the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association in 2002-2003 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2001. He served on many committees of the Firemen's Association. He was a member of the Monocacy Lodge #203, AF & AM in Taneytown, serving as Worshipful Master in 1983. He was also a member of the Boumi Temple, Baltimore, the Western Maryland Shriners, 32nd Degree A & A Scottish Rite, Carroll Scottish Rite Club and Plymouth Chapter #41, Order of the Eastern Star. He was employed at the National Bureau of Standards (NIST) for 33 years, retiring in December 1999. He enjoyed his grandchildren, fire company activities, going to sales and auctions to collect "treasures", coin collecting, guns and tools. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters Jennie Jack and husband Andrew of Hagerstown and Lottie Wieboldt and husband James of Honeye Falls, NY; four grandchildren, Braiden and Ashlynn Allen and Wyatt and Charles Wieboldt; two step grandchildren, Dylan and Kasey Jack ; two sisters, Judy Eyler and Debbie White, both of Taneytown; two nieces, Kristy Erb and Robin Zinn and two nephews, John and William Harchenhorn and two great nephews, Billy and Derek Erb. He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin, Melvin "Pete" Bostian. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16 at the fire hall of the Union Bridge Fire Company, Whyte & Locust Sts., with Rev. Richard L. Michael, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Union Bridge and Deacon Charles Barnhart of Keysville Lutheran Church, officiating. The family will have private inurnment services at Haugh's Cemetery, Ladiesburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 1050, Union Bridge, MD 21791 or to The Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Published in Carroll County Times from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2016
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