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Donald B. Haines


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Donald B. Haines

Berlin - Donald Bland Haines, "Pops", age 95, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center in Berlin. Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Howard B. and Anna Griebel Haines. He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa Sullivan Haines in 2008. He is survived by his son Donald Haines and his wife Pamela Jo of Berlin, and daughters Donna Eitel and her husband John of Parkville, MD, Theresa Lamkin and her husband Richard of Baltimore, and Mary Haines of Berlin. There are seven grandchildren, Bryan, Doug, Lauren, Benjamin, Joseph, Sophia and Patrick, as well as six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Logan, Finnegan, Darren, Ava Grace, and Bryan, Jr., and one niece and one nephew. Preceding him in death was a brother, Ralph Haines, and step son Kenneth Mitchum.

Born during the great depression, he served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war he earned his private pilot's license. He often talked about flying and filming from the cockpit using an 8mm camera. "Pops" drove a tractor trailer during the infant stages of trucking, and often remarked that he had more miles driving backward than most people did driving forward. After retirement he and his wife Theresa moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They were devoted members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He had been a member of the VFW in Baltimore and was an enthusiastic collector.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 2:00 PM, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Viewing at 1:00pm, Deacon Charles Weschler will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 17, 2018
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