Vincent E. Kirchner

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Vincent E. Kirchner, 93, of Woodbine, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

Born March 7, 1920, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of the late Vincent L. and Gladys Cornman Kirchner. He was the husband of Esther V. Schultz Kirchner, his wife of 62 years.

In July 1942, he was accepted into the Signal Corp Reserves School but was drafted into the Army before being sworn in. He was in the Army Paratroopers and was a member of the 82nd Airborne. He was trained as a medic and in demolition and was honorably discharged at the Rank of Corporal in February 1946.

After the Army, he worked with his family manufacturing confections at Kirchner's Candies in Wheeling, W.Va., until sugar was rationed during the Korean conflict. He then worked for Wheeling Steel Corp., Martin-Marietta, General Engineering, Defense Electronics Inc. and Fairchild Hiller. He worked as a 1st-class machinist with the Westinghouse Corp. until his retirement in 1978. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

He was instrumental in St. Michael's Catholic Church Poplar Springs having a Knights of Columbus Council. He was active in St. Michael's Holy Name Society. He was a Eucharistic minister, visiting nursing homes to take communion to the patients there. He visited sick and housebound parishioners. He enjoyed duckpin bowing, taking classes, Toastmaster's, making candy, growing vegetable plants and flowers, clean practical jokes, and family picnics and get-togethers.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Vincent Michael Kirchner and companion Marilyn Long, of Woodbine; daughters and sons-in-law Paula Michelle Kleiman and husband Arthur, of Westminster, and Beth Ann Nicholson and husband John M., of Mount Airy; grandchildren Jennifer M. Bell and husband Edward, of Gettysburg, Pa., Jessica L. Sartain, of Sykesville, Bryan S. Buckingham, of Sykesville, and Stephanie L. Nicholson, of Mount Airy; great-grandchildren Taylor E. and Madelyn G. Bell, of Gettysburg, Pa.; sister Caroline Platt and husband Charles, of Chula Vista, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sisters Gertrude Gibbs, Virginia Dickson and Clara Recz; and brothers Wm. David, Conrad Leo, Francis M., Joseph, Paul, Lawrence and Charles.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Stauffer's Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy. The American Legion, Mount Airy Post, will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church Poplar Springs, 1200 St. Michael's Road, Mount Airy, with the Rev. Mike Ruane officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

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Funeral Home
Stauffer Funeral Home
8 East Ridgeville Boulevard
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(301) 829-9410
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 6, 2013
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