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 Charles D. Hemler, Jr. 

Charles David Hemler, Jr. of Havre de Grace died  November 25th at home.  He was 71.   Born August 12, 1933 in Emmittsburg, MD, he was the son of the late Charles D. Hemler, Sr. and Ella M. Hemler.   

Mr. Hemler was employed for 35 years at the Maryland Army National Guard in Havre de Grace.  After his retirement in 1988, Mr. Hemler went back to work at the National Guard as a civilian Security Guard where he worked until his death.  

Mr. Hemler was an active member of the American Legion Post # 47 in Havre de Grace and a past member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1564 in Havre de Grace and the Knights of Columbus #2002 of Havre de Grace.  He was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havre de Grace 

Mr. Hemler loved wood working and made numerous projects over the years for his family and friends.  Mr. Hemler was also an avid Bingo player. 

Mr. Hemler is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruthe Hemler, Brother Joseph Sterling Hemler and his wife Rosemary of Bonita Springs, Florida, Son Mark Hemler and his wife Wanda of Havre de Grace, Son Thomas Hemler and his wife Micki of Phoenixville, PA and daughter Susan Hemler of Belcamp, MD as well as granddaughters, Megan & Katelyn Hemler of Havre de Grace and Kasey and Bradi Hemler of Phoenixville, PA, One Nephew Steven Hemler of LaPlata, MD and One Niece Michelle Hemler Peck of Binghamton, NY. 

Funeral Services were held Monday, November 30th at Mitchell Smith Funeral Home in Havre de Grace. Interment with full Military Honors was held at Harford Memorial Gardens. 

Pallbearers were Russell Culley, David Glenn, Pete Osborne, Jerry Broyles, Steven Hemler and Mike Todd. 

Graveside Pallbearers were members of the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard.

If you knew Charles Hemler, and would like to see him remembered in the next History of Emmitsburg, Please send us any stories or anecdotes about him to us at: history@emmitsburg.net