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Obituaries

December 2, 2013

DONALD J. FARRELL [Mount Savage]

MOUNT SAVAGE — Donald Joseph Farrell, 80, of Mount Savage, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 12, 1932, in Cumberland, Mr. Farrell was the son of the late Joseph P. and Helen E. (Berkenbaugh) Farrell. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Rosalie Speir and husband, Jack, Joan Kirk and husband, Maurice; a brother, John G. “Jerry” Farrell; and a grandson, Seth A. Farrell.

Don was a graduate of LaSalle Catholic High School where he excelled in both basketball and baseball. Throughout his life, sports continued to be a favorite pastime. He was an avid Notre Dame, Baltimore Orioles, and Ravens fan, and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.  

“Pappy Don” as he was affectionately called also loved numbers. He was always trying to figure out the lottery and enjoyed watching horseracing on television. He loved music of his era. Not a day went by that he did not tell someone the title of a song that came on and who the artist was. He loved to cook and enjoyed having family meals.

After graduating from LaSalle in 1951, Don joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, he was employed by Garlitz Brothers Grocery Store, Cumberland, as a meat cutter. Don was a member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mount Savage, and the Cumberland Knights of Columbus.

Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret A. (Campbell) Farrell; and his children, Mary Kay Blank and husband, Floyd, Mount Savage, Frances P. Williams and husband, Lenny, LaVale, Timothy P. Farrell and wife, Krista, Cumberland, and Dawn M. Hipp and husband, Tom, Cumberland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kevin A. Williams, Amy K. (Williams) Stevens and husband, Aaron, Matthew J. Williams, Eric F. Williams, Austin P. Farrell, Ryan T. Hipp, Connor J. Hipp, Nathan G. Farrell, and Allie M. Hipp; and a great-granddaughter, Lizzy L. Stevens; his sister, Mary Dorothy “Dot” Bartlett and husband, Harry, Cumberland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beloved poodle, Rudy.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland,  (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. with Father Steve Fernandes, O.F.M. Cap., presiding.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mount Savage, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Father Steve Fernandes, O.F.M. Cap., as celebrant.

Interment will be in Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Mount Savage.

Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center PC/CV Units for all the care and support given to Don.

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