Allen Berl “Berl” Plummer, 90, of Frostburg, passed away peacefully at Mountain City Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Monday, June 21, 2021.
He was born March 28, 1931, at home in Wright’s Crossing, Frostburg, to the late Herbert Plummer and Eliza Anna (Cosgrove) Plummer.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Warren Plummer.
Berl graduated from Beall High School Class of 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He received an Honorary Discharge to participate in the Troops to Education Program for Teacher Training. He received his teaching degree from State Teacher’s College in Frostburg.
He taught at Penn Avenue School from 1955-1965, when he left to teach at the newly opened Washington Middle School. Mr. Plummer taught Social Studies and Maryland History for 34 years until he retired in 1989.
Berl enjoyed dining out with his family and was guaranteed to answer “Fair to Midland” when ask how he was doing. He was an avid crossword puzzler and looked forward to the daily challenge of the newspaper puzzles. Berl was an avid bowler for many years.
Berl was a lifetime member of the Frostburg Elks Lodge 470, past president of the Frostburg Lions, former member of Maplehurst Country Club, a member of the Monday Night Men’s League at Sherwood Lanes, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Wilda Margaret (Cunningham) Plummer; children, Paula Rita Morgan and husband, Gene, of Frostburg; Marty Plummer and wife, Mary Jane, of Frostburg; grandsons, Matthew Morgan and wife, Kristen Halpern Morgan, of Aurora,CO; Christopher Morgan of Frostburg; Joshua Plummer and wife, Natalie, of Elkridge, MD; and granddaughter, Lindsey Plummer of Falls Church, VA. He is also survived by great-granddaughter, Hailey Plummer, of Elkridge.
The family thanks the staff at Mountain City Rehab for their care and compassion during his brief stay.
In accordance with Berl’s wishes, his body was cremated, and there will be no public visitations. A private burial memorial for the family will be held at a later date at Frostburg Memorial Park.
Memorial donations in Berl’s name may be made to Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Allegany County Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 566, Cumberland MD 21502-0566,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,