Gerald Walter Rhodes

February 16, 1935 ~ December 15, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Gerald Rhodes Obituary

Gerald Walter Rhodes, 88, of Williamsport, MD, passed away on Friday December 15, 2023, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.

He was born on February 16, 1935, in Williamsport, MD to the late Millard Leon and Josephine Elizabeth (Gaylor) Rhodes.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Rosalie Josephine (Milburn) Rhodes in 2013.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard of Maryland.

Gerald attended Williamsport schools prior to going to work.

He was employed as a turbine operator for Allegany Power at R. Paul Smith Power Station in Williamsport until his retirement in 1992. Gerald was previously employed by Porter Chemical Company in Hagerstown as a shipping clerk for 17 ½ years and at Jamison Door Company for 8 years.

Gerald enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. One of his favorite things to do was go camping with his family on the island at Dam #5 every summer for vacation. He loved his grandkids and enjoyed visits from them. Gerald specifically missed going mushroom hunting in his later years.

He is survived by his daughter Carol D. Miller and her husband John; daughter Janie K. Wiebold and her husband Kris; son G. Steven Rhodes and his wife Tina; daughter Kimberly E. Trumpower and significant other Robert Harbaugh; son in law Timothy Cunningham; 3 sisters Mary Ellen Hornbaker, Bonnie S. Knight, and Catherine V. Wigfield; brother David L. Rhodes; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy A. Cunningham; great granddaughter Brook Savanna Koivu; 3 sisters Jane E. Reeder, Bernice M. Garnes, and Anna L. Ruck; 4 brothers Marvin L. Rhodes, Roy G. Rhodes, George A. Rhodes, and John J. Rhodes.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The funeral home will be open at 9 am on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Friday, December 22, 2023, at 11:00 am with Rev. Shawn Bushman and Rev. Daniel Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Ave. Church of God 17306 Virginia Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740 or the Martinsburg VA Medical Center at: Martinsburg VAMC Voluntary Service 510 Butler Ave. Martinsburg, WV 25405.

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