William Becraft

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  • "Brother Bill: You were unique. You were yourself and you..."
    - John Becraft
  • "My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of..."
    - R W
  • "Enjoyed years working with Bill doing tax work for AARP...."
    - David Braune
  • "Bill, Was a good work friend. We will miss him."
    - Bob Counihan
  • "DearMartha,We are all going to miss having Bill around. He..."
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Mr. William A. Becraft 73, of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Martha E. Sheperd Becraft, his wife of 35 years. Born on October 13, 1941, in Spencerville, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur Elray and Ruth Irene Smith Becraft. William worked as a Engineer for John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel. He was a member of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, serving as Vice President and sanctuaries manager. Bill also player upright bass in the bluegrass band "The Twigg Brothers". Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother, John Becraft of Florida as well as a number of nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by two sisters: Shirley Kimball and Doris Wolfrey. The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM on Wednesday, January 14, at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy where a memorial service will begin at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Elsabeth Hilke officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, P.O. Box 660 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 or Grace Trinity United Church of Christ, 9501 Old Baltimore Road Frederick, Maryland 21704. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Mt. Airy and Stauffer Crematory, Frederick. Online condolences may be expressed at staufferfuneralhome.com



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Stauffer Funeral Home
8 East Ridgeville Boulevard
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(301) 829-9410
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 11, 2015
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