Roger Leon Litchfield, 54, of Taneytown died peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD following a valiant battle with cancer. Born May 14, 1964 in Westminster, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Wirtz) Litchfield. He was the devoted husband of his high school sweetheart, Jody (Luhn) Litchfield. They were married for 32 years.
Roger was a graduate of South Carroll High School, class of ’82. He was a Transmission Rebuilder with Westminster Transmission for 22 years and previously worked for Whitcraft Transmission in Reisterstown. He was a member of Messiah United Methodist Church in Taneytown. He enjoyed boating, riding his motorcycle and bicycles, going to the beach, listening to music -- especially Led Zeppelin, watching NASCAR racing, finding and fixing broken things, camping, campfires and making “Dadoo breakfast” for his grandsons and family. More than anything, Roger loved hanging out with his family and friends.
Roger’s positive attitude and optimistic spirit were an encouragement and inspiration to the many doctors, nurses and caregivers that treated him along the way, as well as to his family members and many friends. His family wishes to express their deep gratitude to everyone who provided care and support during Roger’s illness.
Surviving, in addition to his beloved wife Jody, are daughters, Lacee Owings and husband Tim of Union Bridge and Cearra Litchfield of Taneytown; grandsons, Levi Savage and Emmett Owings; brother, Andy Litchfield and wife Jennifer of Summerville, SC; in-laws, Earl Luhn, Sr. and Mary “Meme” Luhn of Taneytown; brother-in-law, Earl Luhn, Jr. and wife Dawn of Taneytown; sister-in-law, Valli Adams and husband Jeff of Sykesville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Roger was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Litchfield.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787 with Elder Andy Whitfield of Uniontown Bible Church officiating. Burial will be private at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to help defray funeral expenses may be made to the funeral home at the above address.
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