William L. McCusker, 66, longtime Army reservist...

November 04, 2001

William L. McCusker, 66, longtime Army reservist

William L. McCusker, a longtime Army reservist and a former production manager for Sygnetron manufacturing company in Timonium, died Oct. 28 of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 66 and lived in Westminster.

Born in Little Orleans near Hancock, he served from 1957 to 1959 with the Army in Germany. He also served 33 years in the Army Reserve, 195th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Battalion in Westminster, as a chief warrant officer until he was honorably discharged because of his illness.

Mr. McCusker was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2277, Veterans of Foreign Wars Molleville Farm Post No. 467, and American Legion Carroll Post No. 31. He was a former leader of Boy Scout Troop 420. He enjoyed baseball, softball, bowling and jogging.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former V. Arlene Divel; a daughter, Lori Gromley of Hanover, Pa.; two sisters, Lois Trumpower and Shirley Myers, both of Hanover, Pa.; and two brothers, Charles P. McCusker of Clear Spring and Larry McCusker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster 21157; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216; or to the American Red Cross.

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