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William Donley

William Clayton "Bill" Donley

Thursday, May 2nd, 1940 - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Obituary

William Clayton "Bill" Donley, 79, of Upperco, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Dove House in Westminster.

Born May 2, 1940 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Samuel J. Donley, Sr.and Doris E. Draper Donley. He was the husband of Betty L. Englebrecht Donley, his wife of 60 years.

Mr. Donley was a 1963 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA, where he earned his bachelor's degree. He worked for Gray and Sons, Inc. for 40 years, retiring as the Vice President of Outside Operations. He was a member of Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco and Bethesda United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, WV. He enjoyed boating and waterskiing; spending time with his dogs, Abby and Ace; and the family farm in West Virginia.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughter-in-law, John W. Donley of Lutherville and Richard A. and Tina C. Donley of Bel Air; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel J. Donley, Jr. and Lane E. Donley of Shepherdstown, WV; and grandchildren, Clay, Draper, Ginny, Billy, Jack, and Brittany.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 934 South Main Street, Hampstead, where a funeral service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Andy Vineberg will officiate. Private inurnment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethesda United Methodist Church, 4995 Moler Engle Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 5:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Andy Vindberg

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Steven Broyles

Posted at 09:38pm
John and Rick so sorry for the loss of your Pop

Steve Broyles

Lori Zellefrow

Posted at 12:05pm
John and Rick, so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Francis Brown

Posted at 06:02pm
Dear Rick and Family,
Our condolences on the passing of your father.
Your old friends from Harford Mall - Francis and Nancy Brown
SW

Sherri Welch

Posted at 01:22pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I’m unable to make it to the services, but would like you to know how much he will be missed. I will be forever indebted to him; as he got me my first job at Gray & Son. I always looked forward to seeing his friendly face around the office. His kindness was unmatched. I’ll never forget that he was one of the first to help when my grandmother’s (Margaret Shank) house was flooded from a hurricane.

My Deepest Sympathy,
Sherri Welch
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