Dr. Wilbur H. Foard

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Dr. Wilbur H. Foard, 92, of Manchester, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Jan. 22, 1921, in Street, he was the son of the late Samuel B. and Etta H. Foard. He was the husband of Martha Foard, his wife of 57 years, who died July 2, 2004.

He attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and the University of Maryland Medical School where he graduated in 1944. After graduating from medical school, he served in the Army from July 1945 through May 1947 in Camp Edwards, Mass., Fort Dix, N.J., and as battalion surgeon in Nuremberg, Germany.

He entered family practice and served the Manchester community from 1947 through 1997, providing medical care for several generations of many families. He enjoyed providing medical care to the community, delivering babies, saving lives and performing house calls for many years. He was involved in the establishment of and served on the staff of Carroll County General Hospital. He also served many years as the medical director for Long View Nursing Home in Manchester.

He was a Christian and longtime member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester, where he served on the Church Council and a number of church committees.

Surviving are children Barbara Matthews and partner Susan Edwards, of Spring Grove, Pa., Debbie Winthrop and husband Jim, of Reisterstown, and Steve Foard and wife Karen, of State College, Pa.; grandchildren Jason and Jessica Matthews, Quint Kindley, Lindsey and Nick Winthrop, Abbey, Ellie and Andy Foard, and Lorie and Joel Waters; a great-grandchild, Hannah Kindley; and siblings Virginia Massey and Samuel B. Foard Jr., both of Street.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.

Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3184 Church St., Manchester, with his pastors, the Revs. Matthew A. and Norma L. Schenning, officiating. Interment will be in New Lutheran Cemetery in Manchester

Memorial contributions may be sent to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 739, Manchester, MD 21102; or Carroll Hospital Center, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.


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 from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2013
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