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Jacob Quentin Roessner




Jacob Quentin Roessner, 80, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, February 8, 2021, at his home.

Born Sunday, December 29, 1940 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Jacob Roessner and the late Jane Elizabeth (Artz) Lenhart.

He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1959. Quentin was employed with the Washington County Board of Education as Audio Visual Service Manager for 32 years.Quentin was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378, Potomac Fish & Game Club, F.O.P. Thomas Pangborn Lodge #88, Red Mens Club Tribe 84 of Williamsport, MD, American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring, MD.Quentin loved boating and motorcycles. He started riding a motorcycle when he was 16 years old and continued until he was unable to ride anymore.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruby Hendershot Roessner; nephew, Erik Lenhart of Garrison, NY; niece, Anna Lenhart of Washington, DC; sister-in-law, Constance Lenhart of Hagerstown, MD; two special nieces, Diane Rowe of Williamsport, MD and Carolyn Koontz of Hagerstown, MD; two special nephews, Brian Miller of Clear Spring, MD and Barry Miller of Three Springs, PA.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Lenhart.

Private graveside services will be held at the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery,  Warfordsburg, PA, with the Rev. Mark A. Sandell and Rev. Curtis Hendershot officiating.

Ruby would like to offer a special thank you to a great niece Ariann Worthington and the staff of Hospice of Washington County for their love and care during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Ruby- Quint was a very special man. He had a unique sense of humor and he was quick at making humorous comments. i am sure that he looking down on us thinking of the first time he can hit us with a comment. Although i haven't seen him very much since my cancer, you two are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheila Metzel
Maugansville, MD

I'm sending my heartfelt sympathy for my brothers, Ronnie and Russie Barnhart. Quentin was friends with them both and visited our home often. Of course , as the little sister I had a 'crust' on him. Ronnie and Russie have gone home and I'm sure have already greeted him. May God's peace be with the entire family.

Ruth Barnhart Knepper
Hagerstown, MD

Please accept my deepest condolences. Quentin was a valuable colleague and a very nice person. Tina Angle

Tina M Angle

Ruby, so sorry for your loss. Quent was a great friend and coworker during his years at WCBOE. I first met him while working for Allegheny Electronics where he frequented to purchase parts to repair a/v gear for the school system. He was instrumental in talking me into applying for a position there to which I was hired. I have never regretted that decision as I was able to retire after 42 yr of service. When we first met I found out about our mutual like for motorcycles and boats and a that’s where the real friendship started. I will always remember all those rides that we took, which most times included you. He always like to lead which I never minded. In fact He had me lost many of times and often laughed at me when I would say I was almost out of gas, we will stop soon. The man had an iron rear when it came to riding. My sincere condolences to you. I will surely miss a great friend!

Ron Shirley
Sharpsburg, MD

'Quent' was more of a big brother to me than my own brother. The amazing times we had boating and shooting are memories that will live forever. Due to my ongoing illness, we haven't seen as much of each other as we used to or would like... I love you, my friend, and will miss you deeply. Hopefully one day in Paradise we can hook up and can go to the range together. Rest in peace and love, my brother.

Lynn A Shuman
Williamsport, MD

Such a sweet man. He will be missed. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Pam Jamison RN


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