Roland L. Stonesifer

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Roland Leroy Stonesifer, 95, of Taneytown, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster.

Born Jan. 9, 1918, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Edgar Leroy and Lucretia L. Warehime Stonesifer.

He was a draftsman for Martin Marietta Corporation for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He attained the rank of sergeant as an Army Air Force gunnery instructor.

He enjoyed horse racing, bowling, collecting coins and reading, especially Time magazine and Readers Digest. He was an avid Baltimore Colts fan. He was actively involved at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catonsville.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Ardel, Galen "Sparky" and Leland Stonesifer.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. Patricia Roop Hollinger officiating. Inurnment will follow in Emmanuel Baust Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on May 8, 2013
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