On May 29, 2007, in Ellsworth, ME, WILLIAM LESTER BIRELY died at age 92. He was a longtime resident of Cumberland, MD, where he had a distinguished career with the B&O; and the C&O; railroads. Beloved son of the late Samuel and Annie Birely, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel Birely and was the devoted father of William Birely and wife Becky, Richard Birely and wife Joyce, and Janet Sue Kelly and husband Steve. He was blessed with grandchildren, Carrie Ann Olish and Cristinea Kelley, and great grandchildren Susanna Kelley, Margaret and Lilian Heflin and Cade Olish. Friends may call at Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Service Monday at 1 P.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.