William Donald Sr. Dishong

Male 1924 - 2014  (89 years)

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  • Name William Donald Sr. Dishong 
    Born 9 Oct 1924 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 2014  Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FROSTBURG — William D. Dishong Sr., formerly of Frostburg and Corriganville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Moran Manor Health Care Center after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Samuel F. Dishong and Marie (Duckworth) Dishong. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Samuel (Shorty) Dishong Jr. He is survived by his wife, Anna Maxine (Robison) Dishong of 69 years; three sons, Wm. Dishong Jr. and wife, Claudia (Smokey), Homestead, Fla., Greg Dishong and wife, Karen, of Finzel, Roger Dishong and wife, Kathryn, of Hamlin, N.Y.; two daughters, Donna Beal and husband, David, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Janet Householder and husband, Steve, of Westernport; a niece, Sandy Robertson and husband Bill, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer Bergeron, Heather Beal, Desiree Quinata and husband, Rory, Vince Dishong and wife, Megan, Anna Dishong, Gena Fogle and husband, Nick, Nathan Householder, and Ryan Householder and wife, Amanda, Claire and Camille Dishong; great-grandchildren, Emilee and Lexi Beachy, Gregory and Jack Dishong, Gage and Kelli Warnick, Trinity Dishong, Zachary and Caleb Fogle; and his cat, Bridget Doll. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 in his Junior year of high school and left on Aug. 12, 1944. He was in Anti-aircraft Artillery. He was with the troops who liberated the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, and returned in April of 1946. He received his High School Diploma at a ceremony at Beall High School many years later. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Frostburg. Every Sunday, he’d have the family stop on the side porch and share jokes and greet others coming out of Mass. He was a Cubmaster in Frostburg at Pullen School, when his sons were in the Pack. He was readily available to assist his son’s Boy Scout troop by transporting boys to camporees and activities. He was employed by Armour Star Meat Company in Cumberland for 25 years. He then bought a truck to service the route when Armour left Cumberland. Later, he operated two grocery stores in Keyser, W.Va., and was doing business as Reese’s Hackley Stores. When he retired, he spent time traveling to see his children and extended family. Nothing would he take, everything he gave. He was one of the first people who believed in “paying it forward.” he decided in 1972 that he would donate his body to science. If one person could be helped by something that could be learned from the study of human bodies, he wanted that to happen. He never met a stranger. The family stopped along life’s highways many times to help someone broken down along the road to change tires, or use a coat hangar to tie up an exhaust system, or put a potato in a hole in a oil pan and chipped soap in water in the oil pan to get the vehicle 30 miles to the next service station, or to help flip over an Airstream trailer blown over by the wind on the highway, or stop to warn campers that there were bears in the area. He enjoyed traveling and teaching our family about the country. He took the family to visit the Grand Canyon, Alaska, Painted Desert, Mount Rushmore, Maine, Canada and various other points of interest. The family visited every state in the United States except Hawaii, and every province in Canada except Newfoundland. He wouldn’t chance taking his family across water. He always enjoyed the outdoors and taught his family to love, enjoy, and respect it. He took us to the river regardless of the season to enjoy the area that he had enjoyed with his dad. He loved being outdoors and camping, fishing, boating, having campfires, picnics on the spur of the moment, taking weekend road trips to introduce us to and spend time with his cousins, customers, and army buddies. Recently, he spent time outdoors reading the paper on the porch, taking weekend rides, feeding the birds and assorted wildlife, riding the mower, and burning a log every chance he could get. He loved parties where all of the kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and neighborhood kids, and the cousins would get together to share stories. A memorial service and Mass will take place at a later time. Cumberland Times-News, February 14, 2014
    Person ID I50064  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 

    Father Samuel F. Sr. Dishong,   b. Feb 1900, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marie Duckworth,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F06970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maxine Robison,   b. 1 Feb 1926, Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2018, Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
     1. Janet Dishong,   b. Private  [private]
     2. Donna Ann Dishong,   d. 11 Aug 2015, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. William Donald Jr. Dishong,   b. Private  [private]
     4. Roger Dishong,   b. Private  [private]
     5. Gregory Eugene Dishong,   b. 17 Mar 1951, Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 2017, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F13125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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