David F. Warehime, 85, flooring company worker

October 12, 2005

David Franklin Warehime, a former farmer and retired flooring company worker who was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department, died Friday of heart disease at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center. The Westminster resident was 85.

Born in Pleasant Valley outside Westminster, he attended local schools. He worked on the family farm as a young man and also at Farmers Feed and Fertilizer, then for Congoleum Corp. in Finksburg for more than two decades before retiring.

He was a member of the fire department for more than 50 years, and had served on its board of directors and as treasurer for more than 20 years. He also served on the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Board and was a lifelong member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Lillian Stem; a son, Karl E. Warehime, and daughter, Kathryn L. Andrews, both of Westminster; a brother, Donald M. Warehime of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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