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David (Dave) Brashear

February 26, 1950 — March 8, 2021

David (Dave) Wayne Brashear, age 71, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Sterling Care Nursing Home in Frostburg, MD.

Born on February 26, 1950 in Frostburg, MD, he is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Leonard Brashear, and Adeline Patti (Miller) Brashear; father-in-law, John M. Hollern II and mother-in-law, Carol C. (Miller) Hollern.

He was a graduate of Beall High School class of 1968 and attended Allegany College. He worked at Stroehmann Bakery before being drafted into the Vietnam War. He served his country from 1969 to 1971. He returned to work at the bakery before it closed. He then went to work at the Biederlack Company for 20 years and was a supervisor.

He married Kathryn Ann Hollern on July 26, 1980 and celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2020.

He is survived by his daughter, Hope Marie (Brashear) Kasecamp and her husband Erick Samuel Kasecamp; grandson, Trystan James Preston and his father, James Meshach Preston; sisters, Barbara Ann (Brashear) Rembold and husband Lee of Keyser, Brenda Jean Dugan and husband Robert (Bob) of Frostburg; brother, Raymond Leonard Brashear of Klondike; brothers-in-law, Patrick Thomas Hollern and John Micheal Hollern III of Midland and sister-in-law, Marlene Elaine (Hollern) Allen of Baltimore. He is also survived by a niece, Donna O’Donell and husband Larry, and nephews Thomas and William Allen of Baltimore.

He loved horses and Motorcycles, but his greatest passion was playing pool for several pool leagues of Allegany County. Dave placed first in the Miller Lite Beer tournament and won a trip to Las Vegas. His grandson Trystan held a very special place in his heart.

David donated his body to science. Family and friends will be received for a visitation at Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg, MD on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A Memorial Service will follow with Chris Skidmore officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Welik and the Dialysis Unit at UPMC for care over the last 8 years.

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