Her­man Hazel Staats

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

FEDERALSBURG — Her­man Hazel Staats, 80, of Federalsburg, MD, passed from this earthly life to life eter­nal with his Lord and Sav­ior Je­sus Christ on Fri­day, Oct. 28, 2016. He died peace­fully at home with fam­ily by his side.

Born on Sept. 16, 1936, in Dover, Del., he was the son of a farmer, An­der­son Ford Staats and wife Mary Staats. Al­though he en­joyed farm­ing and loved trac­tors, it wasn’t to be his liveli­hood.

Her­man mar­ried Betty Bor thwick on Sept. 12, 1959, and sup­ported his fam­ily by work­ing for the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment in Newark, Del., South­ern States in Clay­ton and Ge­orge­town, DE, Vlasic Foods in Mills­boro, Del., and RSC Land­scap­ing in Mills­boro.

He en­joyed trav­el­ing with his fam­ily and see­ing the beau­ti­ful sights of the United States. He had a love for an­i­mals. Her­man loved shar­ing sto­ries with any­one who would sit and chat.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Betty B. Staats; three chil­dren: Ch­eryl Fehr-Banks; Bev­erly Stephens-Herbst; Her­man F. Staats; five grand­chil­dren: Hil­lary, Chase, Kelly, Christo­pher, Heather; 13 great grand­chil­dren; sis­ter, Mary Ann McNatt. In ad­di­tion to count­less in­di­vid­u­als who have adopted him as ei­ther “Dad” or “Pop Pop” be­cause of how spe­cial he was.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 5, at Coun­try­side Chris­tian Church, 5333 Austin Road, Cam­bridge, MD. Of­fi­ci­at­ing at the ser vice will be Johnny Herbst. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends in fel­low­ship after the ser­vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial gifts in Her­man’s name can be made to Countr yside Chris­tian Church.

To share on­line con­do­lences with the fam­ily, please visit www.new­com­b­collins.com.

HER­MAN HAZEL STAATS

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