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Anita M. Masters

Monday, May 17, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


On May 10, 2021, Anita Mann Masters, 94, passed on at the Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown, PA.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, November 10, 1926, she was the daughter of William F. and Hester R. Mann.

Anita attended Doylestown School, graduating in 1944.  She attended Ursinus College, completing a degree in chemistry in 1948.  She was employed by the National Drug Company in Philadelphia until her marriage to the Reverend Charles Richard (“Dick”) Masters in 1951.

Anita and Dick lived in Marklesburg and Bellefonte, PA before settling in Hagerstown, MD, where Dick served as pastor of Church of the Holy Trinity, United Church of Christ, for 26 years before retiring to Smithsburg, MD in 1990.

Anita was active in church work in her parish and also in Church Women United, a national ecumenical Christian women’s movement.  She also served as Board Secretary of the Washington County Hospital (now Meritus Medical Center) Auxiliary, and as a volunteer chaplain at the hospital.

She worked as a substitute teacher for the Washington County Board of Education, and as Director and Trainer of Volunteers with Hospice of Washington County.

Anita was an avid gardener and long-time member of the Oak Ridge Garden Club.  She also enjoyed sewing and crafting.
She was preceded in death by her husband and twin grandchildren, Christian Andrew and Meredith Claire Masters.

She is survived by two sons, Gordon Richard and wife, Linda Kirkpatrick, of Westminster, MD, and Philip Allen and wife, Rebecca, of Doylestown, PA; brother-in-law  J. Terry Masters and wife, Linda, of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, Benjamin Masters of San Francisco, CA; four step-grandchildren; a niece and nephew.

Services will be held Monday, May 17, 2021 with visitation at 10:00 am with the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Boulevard North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Don Stevenson will be officiating.

Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD, 21742.

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Guest Book

Sincere sympathy and condolences to Phil, Gordon and families. All the Highbargers have many fond memories of Anita and Reverend Masters, truly fine folks now at peace with our Lord in Heaven.

Paul Highbarger
Hagerstown, Maryland

Anita Masters was the lady of the world in which she lived and worked. A soul of great peace and love and a compliment to her husband and his work. Her efforts for those in need and preparing for the world to come, will always be treasured by those touched by her gentle Christian life.

Harold Edward Wills
Hagerstown, Maryland

Goodbye to a best friend. Anita and I graduated together from Doylestown High School in 1944. We remained friends. Thank you for a wonderful friendship and know that Anita will be missed.

Frank H Kulp
Lansdale, PA

To Philip. Gordon, Becki and the entire Masters family, Anita and Dick Masters had a profound impact on my life. Their work at the Church of the Holy Trinity was extraordinary. Their leadership created a generation of people who were compassionate, caring, responsible, and respectful human beings. I will always remember Anita for her intellect, her warm heart, and her humanity. My thoughts and prayers are with the Masters' family. Bill White

Bill White
Lakewood, Washington

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