T. Gary Dayhoff

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T. Gary Dayhoff, 76, of Keymar, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at home, after a brief battle with cancer.

Born March 27, 1936, in Uniontown, he was the son of the late Truman and Thelma Johnson Dayhoff. He was the husband of Shirley Houck Dayhoff, to whom he was married for 55 years on the day of his death.

As a teenager he drove a milk truck for J. Norman Graham. Later he worked for Yingling General Tire Service of Westminster and then with W.H. Davis GMC in Westminster for 45 years.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Woodsboro. He enjoyed nature, meeting with his brothers twice each week for breakfast in Taneytown, tinkering, helping others with mechanical problems and riding his scooter and four-wheeler.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son William "Bill" Dayhoff and wife Rhonda, of Keymar; daughters Debbie Doody and husband Wayne, of Keymar, and Karen Eyler and husband Brian "Tom," of Union Bridge; grandchildren Daniel Dayhoff and wife Lana, and Lucas Dayhoff; sister Nancy Cox and husband Norman, of Finksburg; brothers, twin Larry Dayhoff and wife Phyllis, of Taneytown, and W. Jerry Dayhoff and wife Polly, of New Windsor; a sister-in-law, Maxine Dayhoff, near Uniontown; a brother-in-law, Earl Brewer, of Littlestown, Pa.; an aunt, Ethel Flickinger, of Westminster; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends Hunter and Devan Kauffman, whom he considered grandsons.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sharon Brewer; a brother, Roland Dayhoff; a niece, Susan Albaugh; and a nephew, Joey Dayhoff.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 8 N. Second St., Woodsboro, with the Rev. Sean Delawder, church pastor, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John's United Church of Christ, 8 N. Second St., Woodsboro, MD 21798; or to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.
Published in Carroll County Times on July 31, 2012
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