Gary Charles Bosley

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Gary Charles Bosley, 62, of Ris­ing Sun, MD, went home to be with the Lord on Mon­day, July 18, 2016 at his res­i­dence. Born June 2, 1954 in Hanover, PA, he was the son of He­len Rose Har­vey Hines of Edge­wood, MD, and the late Joseph Bosley Jr.

Mr. Bosley was a mem­ber of Cal­vary Chapel of Delta, Delta, PA, and STAR Tour­ing and Rid­ing No. 262 of Cen­tral, MD. He was em­ployed as a sci­en­tist by J.M. Hu­ber of Havre de Grace, MD.

Mr. Bosley is sur­vived by his wife, Rhoda Tecci Bosley of Ris­ing Sun, MD; daugh­ter, Holly Ann Bosley of Ris­ing Sun; adopted son, Gar­rett Fran­cis Gen­ery of Bear, DE; six grand­chil­dren; three great grand­chil­dren; broth­ers, Ralph J. Bosley and Richard Bradley; sis­ters, Joan Cre­gar and Sara Tay­lor.

In ad­di­tion to his fa­ther, Mr. Bosley was pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter, Melissa Suzanne Bosley.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Amedisys Hos­pice in care of Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Per­ryville, MD 21903-0766.

Fu­neral ser­vices are sched­uled for Sat­ur­day, July 23, 11 a.m. at the Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., Per­ryville, MD. Vis­i­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends will be held Fri­day, July 22, 7 p.m. un­til 9 p.m. at the fu­neral home. Pas­tor Doug McClean of Cal­vary Chapel of Delta, Delta, PA, will of­fi­ci­ate. In­ter­ment will be in Brookview Ceme­tery, Ris­ing Sun, MD.

Ar­range­ments by Lee A. Pat­ter­son & Son Fu­neral Home, P.A., Per­ryville, MD.

www.pat­ter­son­fu­ner­al­home md.com Elk­ton. She be­came a stayat-home mom when her son was born, re­turn­ing to work when he en­tered the first grade. Mrs. Holmes re­tired from the Ce­cil County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion af­ter 30 years of ser­vice, where she worked as an In­struc­tional As­sis­tant/Para­pro­fes­sional for North East El­e­men­tary, Charlestown El­e­men­tary, Holly Hall and Thom­son Es­tates El­e­men­tary schools. She loved help­ing chil­dren.

As a child, Mrs. Holmes loved spend­ing hol­i­days with fam­ily in North Carolina and Bel Air, MD. Sum­mer was her fa­vorite time of the year, al­though she al­ways made Christ­mas­time very spe­cial for ev­ery­one. She en­joyed trav­el­ing, camp­ing, shop­ping, cook­ing and crafts. Mrs. Holmes was very pa­tri­otic and a won­der­ful friend and prayer war­rior for so many. She was very artis­tic and enor­mously giv­ing with send­ing cards, presents and cro­cheted crosses. In ad­di­tion to be­ing ex­tremely com­pas­sion­ate, she was also a great deal of fun. For many years, Mrs. Holmes was in­volved in the nurs­ery min­istry, as well as the Prime­timers Min­istry for se­nior cit­i­zens at First Assem­bly of God Church (now Five Rivers Church) in Elk­ton. She was also a mem­ber of the Elk­ton Church of God. She had a heart for mis­sions, chil­dren, and for Jerusalem.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Mrs. Holmes was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 47 years, Gary W. Holmes, Sr., who passed away in 2014, as well as grand­par­ents and friends who have been wait­ing for her in Heaven.

Mrs. Holmes is sur­vived by her de­voted son, Gary W. Holmes, Jr., Elk­ton, MD; lov­ing sis­ter, Marji Stan­cill Entler and hus­band, David, Townsend, DE; aunt, Ruth Amoroso, Ne­wark, DE; un­cle, Dr. John C. Baylis, Vorhees, NJ, and their fam­i­lies who were very spe­cial to her. She often re­ferred to her cousin, Car­roll Amoroso, as her lit­tle brother. She is also sur­vived by many nieces, neph­ews, won­der­ful cousins from South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jer­sey, Penn­syl­va­nia, Delaware and Mary­land, as well as many dear friends, in­clud­ing her friend of 51 years, Bar­bara Ma­theny, Flagstaff, AZ, her daily prayer and talk­ing buddy, An­n­Marie Gawyrch, Elk­ton, MD, her care­giver, Phyl­lis Scar­berry, and her two lit­tle furry friends, Joey and Mandie. Other friends in­clude, Janet Truitt, Linda Truitt, Frances Grey, Bar­bara Rad­cliff, He­len Ar­rants, Aunt Odessa Haw­ley, Mar­lyn Lively, Peggy Pep­per, Joan Fer­sch, Debby Ray, Loretta Moli­tor, Robin Borkowski, Donna Wood, Vickie Pugh, Re­becca Head, Brenda Ramey, and so many oth­ers.

Spe­cial thanks to the kind staff of Union Hos­pi­tal’s ICU Unit 3, and the spe­cial staff at Chris­tiana Care Car­diac ICU, 2nd Floor (es­pe­cially Ken, Tami and Dr. Ryan).

Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m., Sat­ur­day, July 23, 2016, at Five Rivers Church, 290 White Hall Road, Elk­ton, MD 21921, where vis­i­ta­tion will be­gin at 9 a.m. In­ter­ment will be in Gilpin Manor Memo­rial Park, Elk­ton.

Flow­ers are wel­come; how­ever, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Five Rivers Church (the Mis­sions Fund or the Prime­timers Min­istry), in care of the church at the above ad­dress.

hick­shome­for­fu­ner­als.com the Bank­ing and Trust Com­pany of Elk­ton, Home Ex­ten­sion Ser­vices of Elk­ton, Bainbridge Naval Train­ing Cen­ter, Wal­ter Cool­ing in the Sav­ings and Loan As­so­ci­a­tion, Cool­ing’s Hard­ware Store in Ch­e­sa­peake City, and as Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary for the Ce­cil County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools where she worked for three dif­fer­ent Su­per­in­ten­dents.

Bertha moved to Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD, in 1937 where she resided for the rest of her life. She was a mem­ber of Elk Mills United Methodist Church as a child and then joined Trin­ity United Methodist Church upon her move to Ch­e­sa­peake City, re­main­ing ac­tive with var­i­ous groups within the church. Bertha’s great­est joy in life was spend­ing cher­ished time with her fam­ily.

Bertha is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Bar­bara S. Dean of Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD; son-in-law, Greg Clay­pool of Louisville, KY; sis­ter, Frances As­tle of Ox­ford, PA; five grand­chil­dren: Michael Mabry and wife, Mar­cia, John Mabry and wife, Ann, Jen­nifer Mabry, Devin Clay­pool and wife, Shan­non, and Lyn­nelle Mor­gan and hus­band, Michael; 12 great-grand­chil­dren: Casey Mabry, Cayla Mabry, Trevor Long, Olivia Long, Emma Long, J.T. Mabry, Dani Mabry, Nicki Mabry, Sami Mabry, Fin­ley, Sawyer and Blythe Clay­pool.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, John A. Sager, and her daugh­ter, Mary S. Clay­pool, as well as sis­ters, Vi­o­let Hart­man, Bar­bara Bre­it­en­bach and broth­ers Al­bert and Wal­ter Jack­son.

The fam­ily would like to thank the many peo­ple who helped care for our mother dur­ing her many years of ill­ness.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Bertha’s life will be held at 12 p.m. on Fri­day, July 22 at Trin­ity United Methodist Church, 450 3rd St., Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD 21915, where friends and fam­ily may visit be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. Burial will fol­low the ser­vice at Bethel Ceme­tery.

Con­tri­bu­tions in Bertha’s honor may be made payable to “Trin­ity United Methodist Church” or “Ch­e­sa­peake City Lit­tle League” and sent care of R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Ris­ing Sun, MD 21911.

To send con­do­lences, please visit www.rt­foard.com.

R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A. A Life Cel­e­bra­tion ® Home Fo­ley (Eric) of Daven­port, WA. She is also sur­vived by 13 grand­chil­dren and by two sis­ters, Nora Hen­der­son (Linn) of Palm City, FL and Rose Schultz (Jeff) of Mid­dle­town, DE, as well as broth­ers James Jr. (Rose) of Bear, DE, Ge­orge of Ne­wark, DE, Wil­liam (Tina) of Mid­dle­town, DE and Harry (Ce­leste) of Lewis, DE and a host of Chris­tian broth­ers and sis­ters in faith.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at the Old Apos­tolic Lutheran Church at 35900 SR25 N. Daven­port, WA, on Sat­ur­day, July 23, 2 p.m. with in­ter­ment in the church ceme­tery im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Old Apos­tolic Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 74, Daven­port, WA 99122.

Ar­range­ments by Strate Fu­neral Home in Daven­port, WA.

HOLMES

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