Emory Dayne Lancaster age 93 of Frostburg MD passed away on August 25, 2022.
Born July 8, 1929 in Paw Paw, WV, he was the son of the late Russell Andrew and Martha Cornelia (Miller) Lancaster of Frostburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Russell Andrew Lancaster and a granddaughter Dayna Renee Lancaster.
Mr. Lancaster was a United States Army veteran having served over five years in the United States, Japan and Korea. He was awarded the Occupation Medal of Japan, Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars and United Nations Service Medal.
He retired from Frostburg State University with 33 years of service as a locksmith. He was a member of the Zion Church of Christ, Frostburg, Farrady Post #24 American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #6025 of Mt. Savage, Disabled American Veterans, Ralph S. Tagg Jr. Chapter #14 of Hagerstown, MD. He was also a member of the Frostburg Fire Dept with over 64 years of service to his community and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Emory was the longest serving and oldest member of the Frostburg Fire Dept. In 2006, he was awarded Firefighter of the Year along with the Life Saving Award having saved the life of a young child in the 1960’s. Emory was a charter member of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office Fire Police and the Frostburg Area Ambulance Service.
Surviving Emory is his wife of 69 years, Doris Lee (Nicol) Lancaster; son, Dayne Lee Lancaster and wife Beverly, daughters; Lennie Lancaster Stevens and husband Wayne and Perri Lynn Taylor and husband Jim all of Frostburg. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren; Jaclyn Peacock and husband, Bobby, Russell Lancaster and wife Becky, Laura Kyer and husband Matt, Jared Lancaster and wife Heather, Nathan Stevens and wife Ashley, Brandon Stevens and wife Mindi, Jimmy Taylor and wife Amber and Elizabeth Taylor Raley and husband Eric. Emory was affectionately known as “Pappy Doodle” to his 20 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and one great-grandson on the way.
Friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue in Frostburg on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11:00 am with Jim Taylor officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
Frostburg Fire Dept will hold a memorial service on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm and will lead the procession to Frostburg Memorial Park on Monday. Military Honors will be accorded by Farrady Post #24 American Legion Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Frostburg Fire Dept. PO Box 461, Frostburg, MD 21532.
The Lancaster family would like to thank the staff at Egle Nursing Home for their love and compassionate care of our dad.