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Dayhoff Westminster Address: PO Box 124, Westminster MD 21158 410-259-6403

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gordon F. Wickes, Jr, 67, of Finksburg, died early Thursday morning, May 8, 2014

Born June 30, 1946 in Catonsville, he was the son of the late Gordon F. Wickes, Sr. and Hilda Stull Wickes.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Smith Wickes. 

Gordon was a graduate of LeMalay Arts School and president of Cross Countries Travel in Westminster.

He was a member of Westminster Church of the Brethren and the Carroll County Arts Council and was a contributing artist for Off-Track Art.  Gordon was a world traveler, travelling over 15 times to his beloved Ireland.

He enjoyed dancing, photography and spending time with his family and beloved grandson, Ethan.  He also enjoyed talking to everyone he met. 

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son and wife, Ian R. and Marina Wickes of Taneytown, daughter Leah T. Wickes of Finksburg; brothers, Wesley Wickes and wife, Judi, of Dagsboro, DE and Richard Wickes of Lewes, DE; and a grandson, Ethan V. Wickes.  He was pre-deceased by a sister, Annette Noel Snyder. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster, with Pastor Herb Ruby officiating.   Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.  There will be a gathering of friends after the service at 2056 Brown Road in Finksburg.   

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. 

Contributions may be made in his name to the Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W Main Street, Westminster, MD  21157 or to the ARC of Carroll County, 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster, MD   21158.

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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

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