Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

May 13, 2013

WALTER E. “BUD” GOMER [Klondike]

KLONDIKE — Walter Ezra "Bud" Gomer, 92, of Klondike, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing.

Born on Sept. 1, 1920 in Wellersburg, Pa., Mr. Gomer was the son of the late James Garfield Gomer and Nora (Meyers) Gomer. He was the last surviving member of his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline E. Gomer in 2007; four brothers, Harvey, Harry, Earl and Edward Gomer; three sisters, Ethel Winebrenner, Mary Imes and Dorothy Stott; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Gomer.

He is survived by his children, daughter, Judy Walker and husband Charles and son, Robert Gomer and daughter, Linda Kenney and husband Paul; his grandchildren, Wes Walker, Tricia Baker and husband Eric, Bobby Gomer, Mindy Robinson and husband Jeff and Mandy Johnson and husband Brad; and his great-grandchildren, Alethea, Tristin, Tessa, Lydia, Zander and Zain.

Bud enlisted in the service from Jan. 8, 1942 to Sept. 14, 1945. He was an engineer gunner aboard the B24 Liberator Bomber for the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II. During his service time he received a Silver Star, an Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, a Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with seven Bronze Stars. He made 50 missions over enemy territory. He also said that his crew, to the best of his knowledge, was the only crew that all members received the Silver Star.

He was a carpenter for most of his life, he built all three of his children's homes. He retired from Frostburg State University from the carpenter department. Bud was a member of the Carlos United Methodist Church. He was also a member of  Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg, and the Queens Point Memorial Post 6775  V.F.W., McCoole.   

Family and friends will be received at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.

Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park. Military Rites will be accorded by Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg.    

Pallbearers will be Charlie Walker, Paul Kenney, Wes Walker, Bobby Gomer, Eric Baker and Larry Cutter.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, 57 Jackson St., Lonaconing, MD 21539.

The family would like to thank the excellent staff of the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center for the wonderful care they provided and love they showed Bud.

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