On Wednesday, January 25, 2005, DAVID K. POOLE, JR., 78, of 12917 Cathdral Avenue, Hagerstown, MD. He is survived by his wife, Janice (nee Zaiser) and thier two children Diane Laughlin and Bruce Poole, he is also survived by three grandchildren, Graham Poole and Amy and Zoe Laughlin, a daughter-in-law Kathy and son-in-law John. He loved all his family and they loved him. He grew up in Downsville in Williamsport. He graduated from the Randolph-Macon Military Academy in 1944. He was later in the first class of Hagerstown Junior College, the graduated from Western Maryland College (1950) and the University of Maryland Law School (1953). A concert violinist at 17, he turned down an offer to play in the United States Army Orchestra, hoping to fight the Nazis instead. He got his chance. He served as a BAR (Brownie Automatic Rifle) man and fought on the front line in France and Germany in General George Patton's Third Army, and was awarded a variety of combat medals and two Purple Hearts. He was the founding member of the firm that is now Poole & Kane, P.A. He served as States Attorney, County Attorney, and several Municipalities. He and another attorney prosecuted a controversial case that became the basis of a Bob Dylan song: The Lonesome Death of the Hatti Carroll. He represented the Washington County bank and sat on its board. His clients were many and varied, but he was always happiest serving ordinary citizens. He was fortunate to have a wonderful and loyal staff. He served on various civic capacities. He enjoyed the fellowship of his Kiwanis Club, his card club, and his Usher Team at Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved dogs and laughter, gave money freely to the down and out, and was a proud Democrat. The family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., N. Hagerstown, MD. on Thursday from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Services will be held on Friday, January 28, at 11 A.M. from Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Quentin Fleming officiating. Private burial will be held at Rosehill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington County Humane Society or the Community Free Clinic.
THE BALTIMORE SUN