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Edward Allen Wetzel, Sr.

February 4, 1940 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Edward Allen Wetzel, Sr., age 82 of Emmitsburg, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born February 4, 1940 in Gettysburg, PA. He was the son of the late Charles Russell (1978) and Elizabeth Hattie (1974) Wetzel. Edward died 44 years to the day of his late father.

Edward had various jobs including helping his father with their trash truck route. He also worked at Quin Toppers Orchard picking fruit, Freemans Shoe Factory in Emmitsburg, MD for 30 years, and Bowers Lumber Company in Woodsboro, MD for 17 years. After that due to poor health Ed took early retirement.

Ed lived in Emmitsburg, MD all of his life. After retirement he and his wife Patsy moved to town after he lived on the Wetzel Mountain all his life. Ed and Patsy would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary June 1st. Patsy and Ed met out dancing, which they enjoyed doing even as they aged together.  In his later years he enjoyed playing 500 rummy on Saturday nights with her, going to carnivals in the summer to listen to music and play bingo. He enjoyed watching his great grandson Aiden play baseball.  After retirement he spent his time doing woodwork in his workshop, gardening, watching wrestling and westerns.

Ed had a large family. Along with his wife Patsy, he survived his 8 children. Sons, Edward Jr. (Connie) Wetzel of Walkersville and Jeffrey (Leslie) Wetzel of Thurmont. He was a father he didn’t have to be to 6 step children: Patty Gilliam of Waynesboro, PA, Lois Wantz (Tim) of Littlestown, PA, Ernest Heward of Sabillasville, MD, Robert Heward, Jr. of Hanover, PA, Jeffrey Sr. (Kim) Heward of Biglerville, PA, Thomas (Cindy) Heward of Waynesboro, PA; 19 grandchildren, Jennifer (Cass) Demps, Jessica Wetzel, Shawn        (Brandi) Wetzel, Steven (Cassie) Wetzel, Bruce Bryant, Tonya Bryant, Heather (Patrick) Steiner, Nichole Groft, Zachary Sterner, Ian Heward, Robert Heward, III, Shane Heward, Brittney ( Charles) Arbogast, Sr., Tiffany(Will) Miller, Jeffrey Heward, Jr., Stephine Heward, Melinda Heward, Jacob Heward and Rayna Witherspoon; 21 great-grandchildren, Kheelia Demps, Kheera Demps, Nadia Wetzel, Keith Wetzel, Aiden Woodring, Skylar Steiner, Payton Steiner, Addisyn McDonald, Alani Ledden, Gabrella Heward, Daniel Heward, Klayton Heward, Benjamin Heward, Kylan Acosta, Charles Arbogast, Jr., Melody Arbogast, Grace Miller, Kearay Witherspoon, Kyrie Johnson, Darin Matthews and Faith Payne; and his 4 legged fur baby Anna.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased brother, Ronnie Wetzel and Ronnies wife and daughter, Darlene and Michelle (1978); brother, Russell Wetzel (2011) and son Rusty Wetzel, Robert Wetzel (2011), Kenneth Wetzel (2018); sisters, May Frances (2009), Harry Dielh, Betty (Buster) Miller, Ruth (Dan) Andrews and his beloved dog, Sugar. He survived his brother John (Mary Lou) Wetzel of Waynesboro, PA; sisters, Shirley (Charles) Moser of Emmitsburg, Linda (Paul) Humerick of Emmitsburg; sisters-in-law, Marky Wetzel and Nancy Wetzel both of Emmitsburg and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and viewing will be held at Myers Durboraw Funeral Home, 210, West Main St. Emmitsburg on Thursday, May 26, 2022, form 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a funeral service at the funeral home on Friday, May 27, 2022, and 11 a.m. with interment following the service at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Woodsboro, MD. Pallbearers will be his sons, Edward Jr., Jeffrey, Ernest, Robert Jr., Jeffrey Sr., and Thomas.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ed’s name to Vigilant Hose Company, 25 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or Emmitsburg Ambulance Company, 17701 Creamery Rd, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Online condolences can be made to www.myersdurborawfh.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 West Main Street/P.O Box 308
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Visitation
Thursday
May 26, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 West Main Street/P.O Box 308
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Funeral Service
Friday
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 West Main Street/P.O Box 308
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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