George T. Robertson

George T. Robertson

Cumberland Times-News

LONACONING — George Thomas Robertson, 80, of Gills Hill, Lonaconing, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at his residence with his daughter and granddaughter at his side.

Born Sept. 3, 1928, in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Thomas William Robertson and Ora Katherine (Mowbray) Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Eileen May (Hershberger) Robertson, on Jan. 28, 2005. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, his twin, Raymond Robertson, at birth and Don “Willy” Robertson; and one sister, Elaine Miller.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing, and the Goodwill Fire Company, Lonaconing. He retired from PPG Maintenance and Mechanical Department. He was a millwright by trade.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Ann Nightengale and husband Bob of Lonaconing; three grandchildren, Christopher Nightengale and wife Amy of Lonaconing, Troy Nightengale and wife Terri of Lonaconing, and Trina Warnick and husband Troxell of Moscow; and eight great-grandchildren, Jesse, Nicol and Courtney Nightengale, Kirstie, Cody and Connor Nightengale and Bailie Mae and Nathaniel Warnick; one brother, Kenneth D. Robertson and wife Helen of Lusby; one sister, Joan Ropko and husband Fran of College Park; three sisters-in-law, Joan Hershberger of Lonaconing, June James of Alexandria, Va., and Barbara Robertson of Lusby; one uncle, Don Robertson of Shaft; several nieces and nephews; and his special companion, Tug the Pug.

When I’m Gone

When I come to the end of

my journey And I travel my last

weary mile,

Just forget if you can, that I

ever frowned And remember

only the smile.

Forget unkind words I have

spoken, Remember some good

I have done.

Forget that I ever had

heartache and remember I’ve

had loads of fun.

Forget that I’ve stumbled and

blundered and sometimes fell

by the way.

Remember I have fought

some hard battles and won, ere

the close of the day.

Then forget to grieve for my

going, I would not have you sad

for a day,

But in summer just gather

some flowers and remember

the place where I lay,

And come in the shade of

evening When the sun paints

the sky in the west

Stand for a few moments

beside me And remember only

my best.

At his request he was cremated. There will be no services and private inurnment will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.

Arrangements were handled by Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Goodwill Fire Company at 6 Douglas Ave., Lonaconing, MD 21539.

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