Thomas Paul Gracie
88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 2, 2015, while his loving wife was holding his hand, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.
Born November 9, 1926 in Frostburg to the late John P. Gracie and Frances (Heinlein) Gracie. He is preceded in death by his parents; past wife, Dorothy Gracie; a daughter, Robyn Gracie; siblings, Frances L. Klosterman, Earl J. Gracie, Mary K. Booth, Bernadette A. Gracie, James Gracie, and Edward E. Gracie; he is the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Tom was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired track foreman of the Western Maryland/CSX Railroad, a member of Vale Summit Methodist Church, a past president, trustee, and life member of Clarysville Volunteer Fire Department, life member of VFW Old Rail Post 6025, life member of Piney Mountain Sportsman’s Association; and life member of Big Savage Sportsman’s Club.
Tom was a hard worker in his day and enjoyed hunting wild game even when he couldn’t leave his house, he shot the chipmunks’ from his back door. He enjoyed gun bashes at Eastern Garrett Fire Hall and Shaft Volunteer Fire Department; and always enjoyed a cold beer and chips over many laughs and on special occasion’s beer and shrimp.
Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Anna May (Baker) Gracie, Frostburg; a daughter, Delores Williams and husband Danny, Mt. Savage; a granddaughter whom he raised, Sarah Gracie, Frostburg; step-daughter, Sandra Durst and husband John, Frostburg; step-son, Galen Beitzel and wife Dorothy, Grantsville; 2 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandsons, 4 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Joyce Ritchie, Linda Cutter, Michelle McKenzie and Ella McKenzie for their special love and care of Tom while he resided at home. He had a special bond with each care giver who catered to his sweet tooth and love of ginger brandy.
We especially want to thank the Doctors and Staff at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center for their kindness and much needed support during his stay.
A private interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.