May 3 1922 February 11 2020
Obituary Frostburg, MD- Charles Hale Gover, Sr., 97, of Frostburg, formerly of LaVale, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Sterling Care Frostburg Village. Born May 3, 1922 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Charles D. Gover and Lucy (Hale) Gover. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, June E. (Ort) Gover; and his son Charles H. Gover, Jr. Chuck was a 1940 graduate of Beall High School. He was also a graduate of the University of Maryland in 1954, and Davis and Elkins College in 1959. Chuck entered active duty during World War II and fought with distinction for his country in the Army Air Corp as a bombardier and radar operator guiding bombing raids in southern Europe. Chuck stayed in the military becoming a command pilot on B29 bombers after World War II and eventually retired from the Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1965 after 23 years of service in the US Air Force. He was also retired from the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company with 18 years of service. He was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, choir member, and treasurer; life member of Frostburg Elks #470; Frostburg American Legion Post 24; charter member and first treasurer of the Upper Potomac Chapter; Parent Unit, The Military Officers Association; life member of the Western Allegany Kiwanis Club, and previously the Elkins Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of Kemp Lodge, No. 154, A.F. & A.M., 32nd degree, Cumberland Scottish Rite Bodies, and Salem Council, No. 11, R. and S.M.; Ali Ghan Shrine, where he belonged to the Desert Legion and Legion of Honor Units; and Cumberland Court, No. 117, R.O.J. He had also assisted with the Meals on Wheels program from Memorial Hospital. He is survived by a nephew, Lewis Schumann and wife Cindy; a cousin Jean Hale; grandnephews Erik Schumann and Scott Schumann and nieces Karen Ort, Margaret Lee Ulm, Cherie Ort and Kim Alkire. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Zion Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. The Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, is handling the arrangements. Events Services will be set for a future date to be determined.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Charles Hale Gover Sr May 3 1922 February 11 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Cumberland, state: Maryland