LAPLATA — Wayne Bishop Durney, 45, of LaPlata, formerly of Frostburg, died after a long battle with lung cancer Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Prince George’s Hospital Center, Cheverly.
Born July 23, 1967, in Cumberland, he was the son of Thomas E. (Tom) Durney Sr. and Lillie P. Durney, of Frostburg.
Wayne graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg in 1985. He was an elevator mechanic for Otis Elevator at Howard University Hospital. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and feeding wildlife in his backyard. He was also very fond of his pet cats, Baby Bear, Karma, Echo, Moxie and Trigger. He was a Washington Capitals and Indianapolis Colts fan. He was described as being funny, mischievous, witty, loyal, kindhearted, humble and charitable.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Peggy Cranford Durney; siblings, Thomas E. “Ted” Durney Jr., of Bristol, Tenn., E. Charles (Chuck) Durney and wife Natalie, of Frostburg and Joann M. Durney and husband Paul Adams, of Harrisburg, Pa.; father and mother-in-law, William W. (Crank) Cranford and Barbara Ann Cranford, of Indian Head; nieces and nephews, Jennah M. Altobello and husband James, of Ridgeley, W.Va., Brandon C. Durney, of Morgantown, W.Va., Clinton H. Durney, of Columbus, Ohio, Jancis A. Durney, of Morgantown, W.Va., John N. (Nick) Maxim, of Goose Creek, S.C., Carolyn G. Maxim, of Frostburg and Eric T. Maxim, of Morgantown, W.Va.
A private burial ceremony was conducted at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland on Oct. 23, 2012.
Pallbearers were his brothers Ted and Chuck, nephew Brandon and friends Scott Lyons, Don Windsor, Nate Foster and Daniel Garriott.
Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 180, Largo, MD 20774.