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David Miller Abercrombie, Jr., 86, of 13107 Blue Ridge Road, Hagerstown MD, passed away, Friday, January 16, 2009, at his home. Born Wednesday, December 13, 1922, in Washington DC, he was the son of the late David Miller Abercrombie, Sr. and the late Katherine Kemp Abercrombie. He was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and later graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of Science degree and went on to receive his Master's degree from Frostburg University. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze & Silver Stars. Dave was a civil engineer retiring as a partner from Wallace Montgomery & Associates in Baltimore, before retiring to Hagerstown. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Longmeadow Rotary Club, Fountainhead Country Club, Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Margaret M. Abercrombie; one daughter, Joy A. Young & husband Robert of Heathsville, VA; a son, David M. Abercrombie III & wife Linda of Exton, PA; five grandchildren, R. Benjamin Young of Arlington, VA, Andrew D. Young of Heathsville, VA, Lauren M. Abercrombie of Exton, PA, Meghan A. Abercrombie of Exton, PA, and Dana L. Abercrombie of Exton, PA He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ruenzel. Services will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 11 A.M., from St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 South Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD with the Rev. Stephanie P. Yancy officiating. Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., Monday, January 19. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740, Antietam Healthcare Foundation 251 East Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742. Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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