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Gerald(Jerry) Overdorff

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Gerald (Jerry) Wilson Overdorff, 86, of Hagerstown, MD, passed from this life, Friday, June 14, 2019, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born August 8,1932 in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of the late Bert and Hazel (Wilson) Overdorff.

He was employed with Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, PA between the years of 1950 to 1962; and Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, MD, from 1962 to 1986, retiring after 25 years. Jerry was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown and the Maugansville Ruritan Club. He volunteered at the Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, Washington County Commission on Aging and also assisted in building ramps for the disabled, Habitat for Humanity, Western Maryland Hospital, REACH Cold Weather Shelter. Receiving special recognition for his community service from The Community Foundation of Washington County and received the 2013 Governor's Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathie Eccard, Sharon Wood (Al), and Rhonda Stouffer; son, Dean Overdorff (Sue); two sisters, Joan Shearer (Glenn) and Pat Baker (Bill); two brothers, Brian Overdorff and Donald Overdorff (Theresa); 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alanna Jeannine Overdorff; daughter, Lisa A. Mummert; sister, Jane Shannon; and son-in-law Dave Stouffer.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor David Erenrich officiating.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Guest Book

Sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry he always made me laugh when we were kids and always seemed to have a smile on his face. I remember that one July 4th he introduced me to watermelon at the picnic. I ate so much I got sick and threw up. We love you family. Mary & Barry

Barry & Mary Shannon
Blairsville, GA

Dear Kathie, May you and your entire family be comforted by many healing prayers. The amount of grief we feel is equal to the love we shared. Peace be with each of you. Love, Jodi and Mike Spickler

Jodi and Michael Spickler
Hagerstown, Maryland

Our love and prayers to the family. Uncle Jerry has and will always be a blessing of strength,laughter, and Love to me and my family. He was a real man of God whose actions inspired others. His tender spirit to listen and encourage young people was unmatched. His humble heart, creative mind, and zeal for life kept uncle Jerry trusting in something bigger then himself, His Lord! Trust in the Lord with all your Heart, lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will keep your path straight. Pros. 3:5-6 Love you Dayne & Donna

Dayne & Donna Shannon
Hoschton, Ga.

Sending my love and sincere sympathy to all of the family and friends of uncle Jerry. He was an amazing man.

Christie Baker
W, New Hampshire

Dear Sherry/Kathy/Family ~ Your Dad IS one of a kind. I remember his mischievous and outgoing personality; and quick with a smile and kindness. The times that I've been with you and your family (not enough...) - we were usually laughing. He passed on his love of life and people to you. A Big HUG to you both ~ Thinking of You and your family members... Peace.

Addie Moller Dailey
Hagerstown, MD

We are so sorry to hear of Jerry passing. He was a great brother-in-law and friend. We have many fond memories with him. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our love and prayers go with all of you. May God grant you peace and strength in this time of sorrow. Love you.

Bob and Doris Shannon
Dacula, GA

Prayers and condolences to Rhonda and her family because her dad was a very special member of the community. I did not know Mr. Overdorff but will be remembered for the many blessings he has left behind. The world is a better place because of his good deeds.

Darlene Frankhouser
Hagerstown,, Maryland

Blessing & prayers for Mr. Overdorff's soul & for his family of loved ones. May they be consoled in the many wonderful memories of his life well-lived.

Catania & Ben Groft
CheatnutHill, PA

I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry's death. He was very special to our family. We loved his sense of humor when we would visit he would help me play tricks on my sons. I know how dearly he loved my Aunt Jeannine.

K Luchsinger
Anchorage, Alaska

Going to miss you at the Gym and Maugansville Days

Robert N Dahlhamer
Hagerstown, MD

Jerry was truly a great person who will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest condolences go out to his family.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, MD

Very sorry for your family's loss; sounds like he was quite a man. Condolences to all who are greiving; God speed.

Jeff Latimer
Laurel, MD

I am so sorry for your loss - and ours. It was always a treat to spend time with Jerry at our Support meetings. His unfailing good humor added so much to our lives. We will miss him, but know that he rests in Jesus’ arms.

Barbara Hamilton
Hagerstown, MD

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