Harold M. Molesworth

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Harold M. "Mac" Molesworth Jr., 88, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Lorien Life Center in Mount Airy.
Born Feb. 3, 1924, at Plane No. 4 in Mt. Airy, he was the son of the late Harold McDowell and Elizabeth Jones Molesworth. He was the husband of Mabel "Sue" Molesworth, his wife of 62 years, who died in 2008.
He was a 1941 graduate of Mount Airy High School. He served in the Navy during World War II as a PT boat mechanic. He was co-owner of The Jones Motor Inc., a Dodge-Chrysler dealership formerly located in Mount Airy. He moved to Ridgeville in 1928 and it was due to his efforts that Ridgeville was incorporated into Mount Airy in 1966.
He was extremely civic-minded and very active in the Mount Airy community. He was elected to the town council in 1968 and served for 20 years, the last 16 as president. He was a member of the Mount Airy Lions Club, the Mount Airy Chapter of the VFW, and a past commander of Gold Star American Legion Post 191. He was also a member of both the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company and the Auxiliary to the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, earning the President's award for service.
As a result of his years serving the town, he was inducted into the Mount Airy Hall of Fame. He was a member of the PT Boaters Association, keeping in close contact with many Navy friends. He enjoyed woodworking, boating, gardening, golf, horseshoes, traveling the world with his wife, but above all of these, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are children Jim Molesworth and wife Elaine, Richard "Puddy" Molesworth and wife Kris, Joanne Beazell and husband Randy, all of Mount Airy, Rita Wilkerson and husband Dave, of Damascus, and Trish Southworth and husband Jim, of Mount Airy; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, James Edward Molesworth.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Elizabeth Richards officiating. Interment will be held Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Autism Society, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814; or the Mount Airy American Legion Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 24, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.
Online condolences may be offered at staufferfuner?alhome.com.
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Published in Carroll County Times on June 14, 2012
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