Charles Ed­win “Ed” Rus­sum

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QUEEN­STOWN — Charles Ed­win “Ed” Rus­sum, of Queen­stown, passed away Sept. 27, 2016 at his home sur­rounded by his fam­ily. He was 85.

Born May 1, 1931 in McGinnes Corner, Crump­ton, he was the son of the late Lay­ton W. and Mamie Holden Rus­sum. He grew up in the Crump­ton area and at­tended school in Crump­ton. Ed be­gan his farm­ing ca­reer with a pro­duce farm in Crump­ton. He then worked for the hosiery mill in Ch­ester­town.

On Jan. 2, 1954, Ed mar­ried Mary Mar­garet Kim­ble and they resided in Ch­ester­town. Ed would later work as a dairy farmer for var­i­ous farms in Queen Anne’s County. He also worked for Queen­stown Har­bor Golf Course as a groundskeeper un­til his re­tire­ment. Ed as­sisted his wife for many years clean­ing branch of­fices for Queen­stown Bank un­til 2014.

Ed en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing and gar­den­ing. He was an ac­tive parish­ioner for many years with Our Mother of Sor­rows and St. Peter’s parish.

He is sur­vived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary Mar­garet Rus­sum; four chil­dren, James A. Rus­sum of Annapolis, Teresa Ham­mer (Alan) of Cen­tre­ville, Shirley An­thony (Lon­nie) of Queen­stown and Charles Franklin Rus­sum (Terri) of Cen­tre­ville; brother Wil­liam Al­fred Rus­sum of Sal­is­bury; eight grand­chil­dren; and nine great-grand­chil­dren. In ad­di­tion, Ed and Mary Mar­garet were foster par­ents to 41 chil­dren over 26 years.

A vis­i­ta­tion was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 29, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Fu­neral Home P.A. in Cen­tre­ville. A Mass will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. Fri­day, Sept. 30 at Our Mother of Sor­rows Catholic Church in Cen­tre­ville. Burial will fol­low at Church Hill Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be sent to Com­pass Re­gional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Cen­tre­ville, MD 21617 or the Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, P.O. Box 18, Queen­stown, MD 21658.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home.com.

CHARLES “ED” RUS­SUM

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