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Lester Harvey Albin

Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

Mt. Zion Mennonite Church


 Lester Harvey Albin, 90, of Hagerstown, MD, residing at Homewood since April 2017, passed away, Monday, November 25, 2019.

He was born September 29, 1929 in Leitersburg, MD, and was the son of the late Fred Albin and the late Cora (Strite) Albin. Lester married his wife, Esther Miller of Hagerstown, on November 26, 1949.

He was a farmer for 57 years near Maugansville, retiring in 2007. Lester always enjoyed farming and gardening, which included giving his sweet corn and other vegetables to his friends. He served on the boards of Eastern Mennonite Mission and Cedar Ridge Ministries. He was involved in church planning in Gaithersburg, MD and Mt. Zion Mennonite in Boonsboro, MD. He was a member of North Side Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, MD.

He was blessed with five children; Larry Dean Albin and wife, Susy of Ridgeley, WV, Leon Eugene Albin of Williamsport, MD,  Lindell Kay and husband Vernon Asper of Diamondhead, MS, Lorraine Faye and husband Jeff Williams of Coromandel, New Zealand and Lynda Sue and husband Bill Waibel of Bel Air, MD; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Lester was also preceded in death by his three sisters, Ethel Hostetter, Edith Horst and Pauline Martin.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 20544 Benevola Church Rd., Boonsboro, MD 21713, Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Interment will be held privately at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Side Mennonite Church, 716 Locust St. Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

scott j redmond

Esther, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fran Nicklas

Frances Nicklas
Hagerstown, Maryland

To the Albin family: I've been thinking of you all week and you especially will be on my mind this Friday evening and Saturday. I send my sympathy and hope you feel supported by the love and care of your family and friends.

Jay Miller
Toronto, ON

Dear Esther" So sorry to hear about your loss .Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be deeply missed. Love, Ed and Wanda and the girls

Ed and Wanda Pipkin
Hagerstown, Maryland

Sending prayers to you Esther and all your family. Lester was a wonderful example of a Godly man, husband, father, and friend. We will always treasure the memories and the friendship we shared! Love you! ❤ Mary and Tom

Mary and Tom Bisesi
Hustontown, Pennsylvania

Thankful for this good and generous servant of God, and for his kindness to sell the land upon which we have been able to fulfill the vision of a church in this community. To the family: you are in our prayers. (Randy Buchman - pastor at Tri-State Fellowship)

Randy Buchman
Hagerstown, MD

I am so sorry for your loss. I ran into Lester at a "breakfast" not too long after I had moved back to Hagerstown in 2005... he was as friendly as ever! I have memories of spending the night at your house with Suzie (we rode the same school bus from Heritage). I always thought your house was so cool! I also remember the early mornings (very early!) when the neighborhood kids would pick asparagus! May you find peace in all your memories.

Detra (Keener) Marshall
Hagerstown, MARYLAND

So sorry to read of Lester passing. Please accept my sympathy,

Verna G Anson
Williamsport, MD

What a awesome man of God. You and Esther taught me many years ago what love and compassion truly is and how to walk with the Lord you were a testimony to me and my children and every time I struggle I think about you and all the things that you're taught me I will be praying for you Esther and the family I love you

Tammy Forsythe
Falling waters, Wv

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