Sterling H. McComas

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Sterling H. McComas, 84, of Hampstead, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

Born March 15, 1929, in Hampstead, he was the son of the late Harry "Ross" and Martha "Florence" Wilhelm McComas. He was the husband of Esther L. Coppersmith McComas, his wife of 63 years.

He was a machine operator for Black and Decker for more than 30 years and had retired from Keystone Machine Shop in Littlestown, Pa.. He served in the National Guard until 1952, where he was honorably discharged.

He was an avid gardener and caretaker for his home farm.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Sharon McComas Knatz and husband Larry, Cheryl McComas, and Gail McComas and companion Jeff Shock, all of Hampstead, Dennis R. McComas and wife Carolyn, Cynthia McComas Langston and husband Ted, and Donna McComas McCalmont and husband Steve, all of Manchester; siblings Myles McComas, of Hampstead, and Shirley Simpers, of Manchester; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Eileen Fowble.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Jarrett T. Wicklein officiating. Interment will be in Grave Run Methodist Church Cemetery in Hampstead.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grave Run Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 3201 Falls Road, Hampstead, MD 21074.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 23, 2013
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