Death of James W. Hardy

James W. Hardy, 89
FEB. 16, 1922 – FEB. 23, 2011

James William Hardy, 89, of 20434 Jefferson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home.

Born Feb. 16, 1922, in Pleasantville, Md., he was the son of the late Rudolph and Anna Belle Marshall Hardy.

During World War II, James served in the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force’s 20th Fighter Squadron in England.

He was employed by Lone Star Cement Co., retiring in January 1987.

He was preceded in death by brothers, George Wesley Hardy, Henry Franklin Hardy, Charles Edward Hardy, and a sister, Mary Catherine Holmes.

He was also preceded in death by second wife, Mildred (Sloan) Hardy in 1978, and third wife, Florence H. (Goodwin) Hardy in 1998.

Mr. Hardy was a member of Masonic Lodge 84 Friendship AF&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 95, and a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member and past president of the Boonsboro Lions Club and served on many committees and in community activities of that organization. He was also a member of Clopper Michael Post 10 American Legion, Boonsboro, and a life member of the 822 A&E 20th FQ 8th Air Force.

He is survived by children of his first marriage to the late Lydia Elizabeth (Grams) Hardy, Yvonne Wilson and husband, James, of Hagerstown, Treva M. Iferd and husband, Frank, of Emmitsburg, Md., Karen M. Leeds of Smithsburg, Md., and son, James William Hardy II and wife, Judy, of Myersville, Md.

Mr. Hardy is also survived by grandchildren, Dennis Iferd, Seth Wilson, Dorlisa Minnick, Frank Iferd, Nathan Wilson, Heather Minnick, James W. Hardy, III and Erin Hardy; and two great-grandchildren, Luke and Elizabeth Iferd. He is also survived by nephews, Wesley, Richard and Elwood Hardy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post 10 and Marine Corps League.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Masonic memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday by Friendship Lodge No. 84 A.F.&A.M.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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