Edward Orben Metz, age 97, Cumberland, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Born on August 27, 1921, in Cumberland, Maryland, and son of the late Lewis W. Metz and Harriet (Hoopengardner) Metz.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgianna Flora Metz on March 8, 1988; a twin sister, Mary Coudrey Metz Johnson and her husband Paul, Melbourne, FL; brothers, Elmer P. Metz, Sr., Lewis A. Metz, Sr., and Lester K. Metz, Salt Lake City, UT; and special niece, Pauline Johnson. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Metz was a retiree of the Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. He was a member of the New Covenant United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific, and was a Korean veteran where he was stationed at Port of Whittier, AK. He holds life memberships in the VFW Post No. 1411 and the American Legion Post No. 0013, member of AARP, Queen City Lodge #131 AF & AM, the Tall Perlas of Lebanon #140, and a graduate of Fort Hill High School, class of 1941.
A private interment will be held at the family’s convenience at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com
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