George A. "Pap" Gist

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George A. "Pap" Gist, 92, of Smallwood, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born Jan. 7, 1921, in Westminster, he was the son of the late George A. and Ethel Ridinger Gist. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Eloise Myers Gist, who died in August.

He was a veteran of the Army and served during World War II. He worked for Congoleum Corp. in Finksburg and later owned and operated his own lawn and landscaping contracting business.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening, woodworking, crafting furniture, farming and raising Herford cattle.

Surviving are children Linda K. Gist, of Hanover, Pa.; Bobbi May and husband Charlie, of Westminster; Randy Gist and companion Joanne Saltzgiver; and Debbie Sipes and husband Ronnie, all of Westminster; sister Irene Unger, of Taneytown; grandchildren Doug, Darren and David Beacham, Kelly Dittmar, Wendi Weigle, Corey May, Natalie Gist, Tracey Hale, and Sara Sipes; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sisters Edith Farver and Elizabeth Settle and brother Norman Gist.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster,

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Ray Shutt officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Shipley.

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Funeral Home
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 13, 2013
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